This is # in my series of classic nudes redone with a modern twist. This work sees Melanie, my model, merging into the beautiful “Diana At The Bath”, by British artist James Ward (1769-1859). Originally painted in 1830, this is originally an oil on panel.
As I mentioned in my last blog post on the first in this series, “Venus Disarming Cupid“, this project has tested my skills in ways I never would have imagined. These take a lot of Photoshop, but I’m happy to say this one took me about 2 hours less than the previous. I was really helped for this image by the fact that Melanie couldn’t have nailed the pose more accurately, so she fit into the scene with amazing precision.
Here’s the two images: first, my take on the scene….followed by the original painting.
I hope you’re enjoying this series: about 4 or 5 more to come!
PS – Big thanks to my assistant, Tara, for helping on this project.