Portraits Inspired by Joseph DeCamp's "Woman Drying Her Hair"

A couple months ago, my wife and I took a day trip to Cincinnati to visit the Cincinnati Museum of Art.  Walking around the museum was inspiring and I thought, it would be a fun experiment to recreate/riff on some of the pieces that grabbed my attention. 

The first that I am thrilled to share with you is my take on Joseph DeCamp’s Woman Drying Her Hair.  The original is oil on canvas and was painted in 1898.  It won the.

I first wanted to try to recreate the lines and feeling that DeCamp made in his original.  I was then curious to see how the mood of the image would change by adding the model’s face.  Honestly, I love both.

 

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The original “Woman Drying Her Hair” by Joseph DeCamp [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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