A project completed and I am very glad. I decided to take a life drawing class this semester. It is a fantastic class at Saddleback College with Cynthia Grilli. I love everything about it except that all the homework takes away from painting time and all other time I was uses to having free. This Vermeer copy was part of the midterm. The assignment was to copy the values of colors in the original work by Vermeer using vine charcoal and touches of compressed charcoal. As anxious as I was to do this project, I really like the way it turned out and the process. Translating color to value is key to everything in painting. So this is not an exercise that I would choose to do, but I must say it was worth all the time it took.