Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bougereau Master Copy in progress

I started work on my fall paintings last week, and they are moving ahead rapidly. I've got three paintings on easels right now, a master copy, a still life, and a portrait that I'm doing from life. This is the master copy. I'm working from a poster-print of a William Bougereau painting. So far I've completed the first two stages of the painting. I did a tonal under painting in diluted raw umber on the canvas for my drawing, and then have done a simplified version of the painting, the block in , in straight tube paint. from here I will go on and continue to refine and fix in subsequent layers. The painting is 18X24.