Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Back in the days...

This is a piece that I spent a phenominal amount of time working on. This is from back in the days when I wanted to be a painter and worked quite hard at learning as much as I could from some of the great painters in the past.

This piece was by the French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. He had an excpetional abiltity to paint flesh.

My version of it was quite big. The years have not been particularly kind to it as it is showing a lot of cracking already. This, I think, is from me using too much cobalt drier when I was painting it.

My favorite part of the whole thing is the purple drapery wrapped around the woman.


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