Creating classical realist artwork for modern times.
 

Painted Master Copies

After Gerome "Bashi-Bazouk"

 
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After viewing Gerome's painting "Bashi-Bazouk" whilst on vacation, I felt compelled to copy it as I was awestruck by its textures, colours and patterns found within the composition. This is my finished work.

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I fell in love with the richness of the colours and patterns found within the headdress that illuminate this portrait.

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Thick layers of white impasto are beneath the glazes that comprise the folds of fabric of this taffeta jacket .

Oil on panel - 18" x 24"

 

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The still life aspects of this painting intrigued me as it further enhances the play between textured surfaces as is evident in the smoothness of the sword handles.

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This is the "dead colour" stage of the painting alluding to the process of its creation. .