Her face will be rotated like Leonardo's painting and have the smile. But the lady will look like she's 24 years old.
My painting is not going to be a detailed study. But, just a suggestion of what the first Mona Lisa paimtomg probably looked like.
Louvre dimension 30"x21", Mine 18"x24" maybe larger.
I shorten the nose a hare.....
These are the dress colors I am thinking of using..Maybe use a bright pink than the red.
On closer inspection, that's hair not a hat. IMHO, hair looks
better on her.
Final version with red or pink on hair band and sleaves
The silks will also be color shift changing.
Her husband was a silk merchant.
The Green will become both green and gold.
I can't get folds on dress right from the sketch. Raphel is kinda suggestive
on this.It's just a quick pen sketch. So
I will try to hire a Renaissance model to dress up.
The white top looks like it is pleaded. I doubt if it goes straight across like Raphel shows.
If not will hire someone to sew up a gown and than put it on a mannequin. I don't need a full dress just the front part. to stick on a manaquin. Actually, a lot of artists use to paint the clothing off of mannequins.
I have been researching Renaissance dresses. I have decided the dress must be silk andnot. Ms Lisa's husdbsand was a silk merchant and she would have wanted to show off the family stock. Also the reflections off of silk are\ a lot different from cotton or velvet.
They did have white silk back then but the white dye was toxic. Ms Lisa lived a long time so the top will be white pleated cotton and not silk.
A full size head study will be next. I am Looking for a 24-22 yaar old or less, Italian,female, dark hair, dark eyes, and a dimple here.
Raphel sketch shows Lisa with a dimple chin. I don't think Lisa had such a big dimple like that. IMOHO, it was probably more subltle dimple, like these.
Remember Rhapel's ink sketch wase just a quick compy. This is probably just another error by Raphel.