After Moroni “Portrait of a Gentleman”

Moroni “Portrait of a Gentleman”

The RA Moroni exhibition was an inspiration. London has the best collection of Moroni’s work outside of Italy, he was enormously popular with the Victorians. I’ve learnt so much from looking at his work. Here is my version of his “Portrait of a Gentleman”.

"After Moroni Portrait of a Gentleman, 1564", watercolour pencil on paper, 6x4", Charlie Kirkham 2015.
“After Moroni Portrait of a Gentleman, 1564″, watercolour pencil on paper, 6×4”, Charlie Kirkham 2015.

I return to Moroni because his work is so compelling. It also a great exercise in tonality as the flesh isn’t the brightest, lightest part of the picture.

For more about this portrait the National Gallery website has details.