14" x 18" oil on canvas
This is a painting for the web-site 'Following the Masters' the original 'Ecstasy' is by Maxfield Parrish and is a much larger painting. This is my rendering of his painting, I loved painting the clouds with all their subtle tones, and the blue of the sky I created through several layers of glazes, using french ultra marine and Liquin, as U.M. is a translucent colour it was quite hard to apply without forming streaks. With a lot of softening and blending I got there in the end. I used a very limited palette to complete this project and enjoyed immensely the whole painting of it.