Copying Velazquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X

This is a photo documentary of my copy of Diego Velazquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X. 

I started out just wanting to study the face. This is why I used 16" x 20" canvases. 

But, as it emerged, I wanted to attempt to capture the rest of the portrait...

But, as it emerged, I wanted to attempt to capture the rest of the portrait...

Keeping the canvases together became more difficult as the painting expanded...

Keeping the canvases together became more difficult as the painting expanded...

I placed the finished work on the floor next to a guitar in order to get across a sense of scale. 

I placed the finished work on the floor next to a guitar in order to get across a sense of scale.