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SaraD
05-25-2006, 05:14 PM
Im taking another workclass doing a master copy. This is a Jean-Lon Grme painting called " Black Bashi-Bazouk" from 1869. I love the colors, and find the skintones a real challenge.

justjean
05-25-2006, 06:40 PM
looking forward to the next instalment Sara:thumbsup: , I love the colour of his clothes and his hat is something else :)

Yako
05-25-2006, 09:00 PM
Wow! i like it! i love the way you paint skins!:clap:

Annie*M
05-26-2006, 12:40 AM
Excellent skin :thumbsup: Looking forward to watching this progress.:)

SaraD
05-26-2006, 07:09 AM
Heres some progress.

TxAggieDarlin
05-26-2006, 10:31 AM
This is going to be awesome.........Jean HOW did you see a hat???

SaraD
05-26-2006, 11:57 AM
Thanks a lot for all your kind words! I love this one - the colors are, as Jean points out, just splendid on clothes and hat. I guess shes seen the original ;)
Ill keep you posted:)
Heres a closeup on the hat
http://sara.mallverkstan.net/images/WIP/OFDW17/BashiBazouk_005_hat.jpg

JCoop
05-26-2006, 03:46 PM
Sara, you are the Queen of Smoooooooth! I'm so excited to see the finish.:thumbsup:

Yako
05-27-2006, 09:19 AM
Woooooooooooow! love this palette of colors, they are wonderful!!:clap:

TWTom
05-27-2006, 10:40 AM
I love the echoes of the headscarf (?) colors showing up in the face. This is wonderful to watch progress.

SaraD
05-27-2006, 02:20 PM
Some more work done on the hat.
http://sara.mallverkstan.net/images/WIP/OFDW17/BashiBazouk_006.jpg

TWTom
05-27-2006, 02:41 PM
oh I love the complexity of that hat. All those colors and designs. But the funny thing is that as colorful as the hat is, it doesn't take anything away from the strength and solidity of the face. The lips and nose are so proud and dignified.

fugitive
05-29-2006, 07:30 PM
at first I had to thot because the face is exquisit, but the brite color of the hat, takes a lot away from the face. Look at Rembrandt and the way he did the same type of piece, and if you can see clear to do it, tone down the hat by 60% ;-)

SaraD
05-31-2006, 07:16 AM
Progress. More or less finished the hat. Gonna take the rest of the painting now, and then do the last bits and pieces of shadows and light etc.
http://sara.mallverkstan.net/images/WIP/OFDW17/BashiBazouk_007.jpg

JCoop
05-31-2006, 10:28 AM
Unbelievable!:thumbsup:

SaraD
06-01-2006, 11:02 AM
Got absolutely fed up with the hat, so I started on the dress instead.
http://sara.mallverkstan.net/images/WIP/OFDW17/BashiBazouk_009.jpg

SaraD
06-01-2006, 11:05 AM
Edit: One too many

Jin
06-01-2006, 12:52 PM
Sara,

I can tell you that I'll never get fed up with any part of this painting.

The subject is perfect princely dignity. The painting is the most wonderful example of your smooth painting style. Colors are gorgeous and the clothing/hat are so very interestingly complex and beautiful!

What a great painting this is!

Thank you for giving us the pleasure of watching it develop.

SaraD
06-01-2006, 05:24 PM
Wow, you guys are such a great supportteam! You know you can ount on you to give praise, constructive critisism and, most important of all, your commitment. Thank you ever so much.
Heres the update of tonight. Im almost finished, and to tell you the truth - this is a painting Im gonna miss painting. I love the colors of it! Usually Im more or less fed up with my paintings after a while and have to force myself to finish but (apart from the last thingys on the hat) this was a joy all the way through :)
http://sara.mallverkstan.net/images/WIP/OFDW17/BashiBazouk_011.jpg

justjean
06-01-2006, 05:41 PM
Sara all I can say is ...:clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :thumbsup: :wave:

SaraD
06-02-2006, 06:11 AM
And I think Im finished :)
http://sara.mallverkstan.net/images/WIP/OFDW17/BashiBazouk_finished.jpg

LadyAlba
06-02-2006, 09:37 AM
This has been amazing to watch I double what Jean said and the folds in the dress are fantastic as is the skin tone the reflected light and the detail is amazing! All in all a Glorious work of art! ;o)