View Full Version : My first Bouguerau copy - At the Edge of the Brook

08-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Hi to everyone!:wave:
(At first forgive me my English, I'm not a native speaker)
Since it is my first post ever here, let me introduce myself. My name is Aleksandra, I'm 24 and I'm from Poland. I love, LOVE painting/drawing/sculpting, basically everything connected with art. I'm self-taught. My favourite artists are Frederic Leighton, Jan Vermeer, W. Bouguereau, Zdzisław Beksiński David Gray and Cesar Santos (and many more). I'm here to learn and to listen to advice, and share with my personal experience (which is small actually lol).
I wanted to share with you all with my copy on wich I'm curently working on.
Any critique is welcome. I am now on the "dead layer" stage and I hope when it will dry I could start puting colours. I want to use many layers of thin paint method. It's my 7th oil painting ever and I know I still need to work on my technique. I am learning by copying now but I plan to paint from life soon.
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae150/irokotori/SAM_2300_zpsnyx9rnyn.jpg (http://s966.photobucket.com/user/irokotori/media/SAM_2300_zpsnyx9rnyn.jpg.html)
close up
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae150/irokotori/SAM_2302_zpssrcc2q83.jpg (http://s966.photobucket.com/user/irokotori/media/SAM_2302_zpssrcc2q83.jpg.html)

I'm thinking about "colour stage" and on which flesh tones colour should I mix so any advice is really welcome!
I will be posting process here if any of you will want to see.

Painter Snoopy
09-11-2015, 09:43 PM
This is beautiful. I look forward to seeing updates. This is the first I have been online for a long time. Glad I got to see this. Thank you

09-14-2015, 01:56 PM
What size?

09-24-2015, 01:38 PM
Looks like you off to a great start.