Hi all, this is my painted version of Bartholomew Portugués (1669) (Andrea Miniatures, 54 mm).

It is an old work that won a gold medal in Argentine painting competitions.

Hope you like it and that it helps getting me back to painting more! Comments are welcomed!!

Best, Mariano
  • OrigalumPLUS

    Very a prominent buccaneer! Gold!

  • Vitaly Lapshin


  • Francesco Thau


  • Evgeny Golubev

    Great job! gold.

  • vincenzo gambinoPLUS

    good work ... gold

  • Alejandro Degano

    stunning work! Gold of course!!

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Very good and fine painting ! Gold for you

  • Sergey Cheremshantsev


  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    The pirate turned out great! Good contrast, rich colors. Great!!!

    • Mariano del Olmo

      Thanks Sergey! It means a lot coming from you. People should subscribe to your Patreon. It is game changing and provides a significant impact to paintors -such as myself- who are far behind your pedigree/level. Looking really forward to continue learning -and improving- from you. So Big Thanks my friend and don’t stop, keep moving forward. You are gifted and also constant, which makes you complete and no. 1, at least to me. Best, Mariano

  • Ville Nurmi

    Looks really good!

  • Pablo Unamuno

    Mariano, me gustó la paleta, los rojos de la parte posterior me parecieron excelentes, gran iluminación general y los detalles en la cara muy buenos. Me parece muy equilibrada. Oro para mi.

    • Mariano del Olmo

      Hola Pablo, muchas gracias por tus detallados comentarios. Un abrazo!

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Beautiful work buddy!

    • Mariano del Olmo

      Thanks a lot Magnus! It is an honor coming from you!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Amazing painting !
    Great contrasts
    Rich and great palette

    • Mariano del Olmo

      Likewise (previous comment), so glad that you liked it Marc! Thanks!

  • Alfonso Floren

    Muy buen trabajo

  • Alfonso Floren

    Muy buen trabajo

  • Archigrog

    Intense painting! Gold for me

  • Ildar "Ivy" Valishin

    It seems that he earned a little by piracy. Gold

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    oro bellissimo

  • schiragaPLUS


  • girlpainter57

    great work on the textures