Wedding Photo to Renoir

A client requested her wedding photo be turned into a Renoir.

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This photo has very nice composition, so I knew it’d make a nice painting. Still, it was a challenge.

Renoir worked in oils with very specific brushstrokes. I wanted the final painting to be as authentic as possible so I started studying.

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Then I started my preliminary sketches.

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Once satisfied with the background, I started working on the subjects.

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And decided to pinstripe her husband’s jacket to match Renoir’s style.

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A detail photo:

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And the final peice:

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This painting took a month to dry!

If there’s an old world artist + personal photo you love, I’d love to do another.

Thank you,

Christopher

 

 

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