Girl with the Pearl Earring Redone

   by Marah Kiecker for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: Girl with the Pearl Earring

Inspiration Artist: Vermeer

I started off by making an armature out of wire for the girl. Next I built the body with the modeling clay. I used the plastic beads for her eyes and earring. I melted the beads in hot water til they were clear. Then I cut small pieces and shaped them. Once they were dry I placed them in the "sockets" I created for them. I used acrylic and watercolors to paint over the top of the clay as well as the canvas board.