This is without a doubt among the most famous paintings in the world. It is called the Mona Lisa. It was done by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci sometime between 1503 and 1519. It is an oil painting on a poplar panel.
I chose this work of art because it hasn't been posted in the blog before and it has achieved icon status in the world of fine art. Also, I was not sure if it would have been permissible to post a work of art of my own to give people an idea of my drawing techniques, so I thought I would give the Mona Lisa a try.