|Prince Eugène, 6"x6", oil on panel|
I've never attempted to paint Eugène, but since this is my challenge month, I thought I'd try. This particular bloom had three centers, with hundreds (maybe) of petals. Way too much to put on a small painting, but I think I got the gist of it.
Here's my reference photo, and a couple of progress shots. I really enjoy seeing other artists' process, so have been trying to include a few shots of mine.
|Eugène de Beauharnais, China/Bourbon, 1838|
|sketch and blocking in darks|
|main shapes; trying to get the values clear while not losing the hues. |
Or getting the hues while not losing the values?