This painting is based on the original Vilhelm Hammershoi Painting titled portrait of a Girl . This is my first painting that i have been asked to use an original image of The Hammershoi masterpiece . The original painting has not aged well with many faded areas & crakes & i had to research the Artists technique & limited colour palette of a few earth pigments that he used with white & black pigment . The painting posed many challenges due to the angle & painting style of Hammershoi . Naturally my goal was to create my own unique painting rather than totally replicate the original .