picture-001_small.jpgI had my third class this week, and I really like the assignment. We learned about split complimentarys, and we were asked to choose a famous piece of work, then interpret it in a post-modern style, while using split complimentary colours. I chose orange and green, so my splits are: yellow-orange, red-orange, and green-purple, and blue-green. I’ve posted what I worked on last night, spent about 3 hours so far. This one is going to take awhile, as I’ve only got her face partially done and the canvas is 18 X 24. I’m going to piant more tonight, and I will post the next sit down results. It’s a nice advancement to the work I did 15 years ago, which used a lot of black to separate the colours. While I like that effect, this feels much more mature in it’s presentation, and the energy is really coming out in the colours.

Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, La Grande Odalisque, 1814, oil on canvas, 91 x 162 cm, Louvre, ParisORIGINAL:

Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, La Grande Odalisque, 1814, oil on canvas, 91 x 162 cm, Louvre, Paris