Saturday, December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
L'INNOCENSE by Bougeureau (detail)
14" x 11" oil on Canvas
Christmas Blessings and Happy Holidays to my wonderful blogging
friends. Thanks to all who visit and leave encouraging comments!
You are appreciated more than you know and I am forever grateful
for your support!
May the new year bring you peace, happiness and good health with
many creative opportunities!
Since copying the work of "old masters" is a worthwhile self-teaching tool for me, L'INNOCENSE by William Adolph Bougeureau provided the inspiration for our Christmas card this year. Even using a cropped version, it would have taken more hours than I could spare to do this piece justice. An old tube of Shiva Olive Green never before opened was used in the flesh tones. The mixes were interesting and I will continue to experiment with this hue. I do not know the size of the original but would like to download a high resolution photo and paint this favorite again in a large format.