Here are some studies I've been working on. My main goal with the Alphonse Mucha painting was to figure out the colors he used and their relations to one another. The greens, blues, and purples among the yellow folds really caught my attention, and I learned a good deal trying to replicate them. The exact pose and expression weren't really my concerns. I'm pretty satisfed with the result given it was painted on the much dreaded canvas panel. It's pretty tough to blend on such that stuff.
The final Study
The under painting
The actual piece by Mucha
This is one of my favorite Norman Rockwell paintings. It was a quick warm up study for the Mucha study.
both in oil