Monday, January 21, 2013

Bouguereau's Eugeneia The Lonely Bride

This is the latest edition to my Mr Bean collection. This time I've chosen a portrait of a young lady by William Bouguereau. I enjoy doing these painting manipulations because it's always challenging matching color and texture. This is where I learn and develop new techniques. I especially enjoy creating new textures. In this manipulation, unlike most of my Bean manipulations, he looks sort of sad so I searched for female names in Greek and found the perfect one. Eugeneia, which in the Greek means "well worn". Who wants a bride with the name well worn, hence "The Lonely Bride". I never know what I'm going to come up with when I start these projects. If you look closely, you'll see that the source image for this piece is the exact same one used in my last piece, just flipped.














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