On the Easel

These are the two paintings that I am currently working on.

  This one is a reproduction of Orphan at the Cemetery by French artist Eugene Delacroix. I chose to reproduce this painting because it is an amazing painting full of expression with a high level of technical skill. I also want to develop similar technical skills so that I can apply these skills to my own paintings.
 In this painting I used the same technique that the old masters used by first using opaque grays on the skin. This is work in progress. I still have to add the second layer on the skin and other details.

 This is the other painting that I am currently working on. The painting is about someone that is a dreamer. The dreamer is in another state of being, lost in another world where anything can happen. The dreamer in the painting is in a comfortable position pushing her self up. This points out contentedness and control of the state of mind that she is in. Her dress is morphing into the ocean that is also morphing into the starry night sky. This scenery is also similar to a wormhole to depict travel and focus. I have a few more details to go.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

This is my photo reference that I used for the painting above.
There are some slight differences. I made the hair longer and changed the skin tone and the color of the dress.

Stay tuned for the final results of my paintings. Both paintings will be for sale. 

I hope you enjoyed viewing my work. What do you think? Share your comments with me below. =0)