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satosan
05-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Hello. I don't post here much, but I was just painting a small version of Bouguereau's painting, "Work Interrupted," and was wondering if anyone wanted to see a WIP.. maybe..:)


The main reason I wanted to study this painting was to study it. I mean to learn something out of it. So you will notice I'm not that tight about trying to copy it exactly the way it is in the master's painting.

Mainly I was interested in the lighting of the painting, and the skin tones.

This is how I started it. I decided not to use the grissaille/glazing technique for this painting. I wanted to try another approach just to see what happens.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2008/22029-080303-bouguereau.jpg

And then I worked a bit on the girl's face.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2008/22029-080307-bouguereau.jpg

And then a little bit more on the girl and the young angel in the back.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2008/22029-080430-bouguereau.jpg

And this is where I am now.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2008/22029-080502-bouguereau.jpg

Hopefully I'll get some more time to work on this painting later this week.
Have a great day!

Satosan

LeeLynch
05-06-2008, 10:02 PM
This is coming along nicely! Nothing wrong with trying different approaches.
Keep posting the progress!

LGHumphrey
05-07-2008, 05:40 PM
Missed this one when you first posted it. Coming along beautifully, keep up the good work.

hidemitadajp
09-07-2008, 10:58 AM
Hi Satosan. I am glad to see you here.

dollardays
09-10-2008, 08:36 PM
Yes, I love to see the different methods artists use to reproduce a painting. There is no one correct method. Yours is lovely.

SEE
09-17-2008, 01:21 PM
Enjoy seeing the progress, it is turning out great!
look forward to finished piece.

Cormhag
10-31-2008, 12:27 PM
really excellent. Can't wait to see it finished
:thumbsup:

aldisara
11-01-2008, 09:28 PM
i love the cherub's hair...all of the colors you have in there are really perfect together

Kong
11-18-2008, 01:56 AM
I've been up close to Bouguereau's work. He worked back and forth in very delicate thin layers of alternating opaque and transparent applications.

Not what one would call painterly yet not inordinately tight. And when he had dedicated models to work from, his stuff was better.

Alex Sunder
10-30-2009, 10:30 AM
Astonishing piece. Im particularly attracted by the way you rendered the face of the girl... great piece.

Tahloola
07-04-2011, 10:21 AM
You have done a terrific job!!!

mroy27
07-08-2011, 05:41 PM
I am waiting to see your final version, it already looks very beautiful. The neck, is that how it is in the original? Looks a bit long.

PaoloGerero
07-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Wonderful.