30 Portraits in 30 Days: Day 4


Hey, all!

Madonna of the Rocks, the painted version, and the not nearly as good as Leonardo version.

So, if you’ve been following this 30 portraits in 30 days exercise, you know that I’ve already failed! It’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything, let alone a picture of a portrait I’ve painted, but here’s some pictures of my trip to the Milan Cathedral to make it up to you:

The Cathedral was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had in my life. I went to the top of the cathedral, which was exhilarating and terrifying, but I did it! The inside of the cathedral did not disappoint either! The line coming through the stained glass decorated the columns with color, it was truly a magical site.

I even got to see the underbelly of the cathedral, which included the tomb of St. Charles Borromeo, whom I learned was a leading figure in the counter-reformation.


There was even an archaeological site, underneath. Which were the ruins of a baptismal font of what reminded me heavily of the art and handiwork of early Christian catacombs I saw in Rome two years ago.

The large ruin of the baptismal font wasn’t the only amazing thing in there, but there was some beautiful pottery, coins, and remnants of mosaics displayed behind glass. It was really an amazing site.

Anyway, sorry I don’t have more to say at this moment. I’ve been painting and blogging to distract myself from studying for midterms, which are approaching fast. -.-


30 Portraits 30 Day Challenge: Day 3

Hey all.

Haven’t had a chance to get the paint I need. I know I will not tomorrow because I have a long day of classes ahead of me tomorrow. So, I decided to draw a portrait instead.


This is Madonna from Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Madonna of the Rocks”. Like in the spirit of Da Vinci, whose sketchbooks are filled with the same drawings over and over of the same studies he did before even touching the canvas, I’m going to draw this portrait again tomorrow, and then paint it on Wednesday when I finally have my time and resources.