For this page I'm painting a "fake" of "The Bride" 1893 by Johan Thorn Prikker (1869-1932) who was from the Netherlands. I'm not sure what Professor Doctor Tad Keys will have to say about it, but here is what I can tell you.
|Here I have painted the funny flower shapes that looks like heads or skulls to me. I used titanium white and the purpose was to save the shapes/sketch.|
|Little by little more layers of color. Notice the dark outlines are being faded out in some areas.|
|more color definition|
|Today, I brought a black Vellum Writer and used the fine point to outline some of the shapes in the background. The thinner line in the background gives some depth.|
|It is hard to tell what I have done but I just kept gradually adding layers of color.|
|Here I started working the background in the top. But notice, I have painted the tulip stems away in the bottom left.|
|more layers of color|