Finished Painting of Marci

I am proud to say that I finally finished this painting! If you remember, the project was to paint a new subject to look like she fit in an old famous painting. The painting that we started with was by Berthe Morisot called "Au Bal" (Its the one one the left in the picture). The client came to the studio and I photographed her sitting the same way, to use ad references. This type of project presented several unusual dilemmas. One was, do I paint the new subjects skin as white as the original picture's? If I did, she wouldn't look like herself. We opted to paint her skin more like she looks in real life. I learned a lot from this project, and hopefully it will be appreciated for many years to come.


  1. It turned out really nice Mandie. You should be proud!


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