Sunday, April 4, 2010
Homage to Fantin-Latour
I keep a colletion of photographs of paintings and periodically leaf through them for inspiration. I've had this one for years and never did anything with it. These paintings are actually a bit darker; they looked darker in photoshop but appear lighter here. I used the red/green palette and instead of using pure white used Old Holland Light Yellow. I think it helped to keep the colors in harmony. I wouldn't suggest working from photographs without having done a lot of work from life. It was nice not to have to spend a lot of time setting up a still life and of course the composition was pretty much there. Hope he doesn't mind my interpretation!