Friday, January 15, 2010

Mucha and Rockwell Studies

Here are some studies I've been working on. My main goal with the Alphonse Mucha painting was to figure out the colors he used and their relations to one another. The greens, blues, and purples among the yellow folds really caught my attention, and I learned a good deal trying to replicate them. The exact pose and expression weren't really my concerns. I'm pretty satisfed with the result given it was painted on the much dreaded canvas panel. It's pretty tough to blend on such that stuff.

The final Study

The under painting

The actual piece by Mucha

This is one of my favorite Norman Rockwell paintings. It was a quick warm up study for the Mucha study.

The original

both in oil