This past weekend we went out to the DIA yet again, wherein I took lots of pictures. It was actually my first time taking the shiny new camera, and I got a number of nice pictures of things I had attempted with a point and shoot and failed miserably at. Like this detail of Mary Magdalene:
This is from a Netherlandish painting done about 1500 by someone known only as "Master of the Embroidered Foliage", for what should be obvious reasons in this detail. Most likely this was actually a group of painters operating in a studio from a sort of template, producing very similar paintings around the same time.
Something else I did differently this time around was to take pictures of all the museum cards for the pieces I liked, allowing me to annotate everything better. That way it sounds like I know what I'm talking about here.