Sunday, February 28, 2010
My Latest painting- My homeage to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
After viewing the most beautiful artworks, I decided to paint a copy of one of my favourite paintings from the exhibition:
Redhead (Bathing) (Rousse La toilette) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, completed in 1889 oil on card.
My copy of this painting will grace my bedroom wall.
So this is how i started....
My initial Sketch
My painting will be completed on a stretched canvas on wooden frame. I started this painting by drawing the model and furniture, with a faint view of the floorboards and wall in the distance.
I painted in the floorboards, the wall and layed down the intial furniture in brown tones.
I then covered the background with a white wash, so they are only a faint trace, which will then hopefully bring the model to the front, once i start to paint her in.
After that, i.......
I started painting the blanket, towelling, hair and stockings in the traditional colors of Toulouse's original painting, then had an idea....
Realising the artwork would take pride of place in my own beautiful pink bedroom, i changed the color scheme to pink towelling, so it would suit my room better.