Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bouguereau w an Oklahoma Twist

I teach oil painting to adults and every semester we pick a master to play around with.  Last semester it was a young girl painted by Bouguereau.  I teach demonstration style and so it is a great tool to have a photo of a beautiful face to work from when teaching the glazing process.  By trade, I paint more in the style of the post impressionists and you can probably see that influence in this painting as well.  I used the face as a jumping off point, added my new scarf, put her in an Oklahoma prairie and put a red ribbon in her hair.  I have several of these demonstration pieces in my ebay gallery and this piece is on auction this week ( soon to be over )  Check them out here... 
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