A recent take on a portrait by Anthony  Van Dyck. The original is a fairly dark open portrait -at least in reproduction. I cropped in considerably  and merged the collar with the ink like underpainting I had prepared. The colors appear a bit more vibrant than Van Dyck’s original, and I left it that way. I t was an interesting piece to pull from the murkiness of the reproduction and scale up. This work is 40″ x 60″ oil on metal.