About a week ago I started a scaled down master copy of one of Van Gogh's iris paintings. It's a 9" x 12" in oil, so it's significantly smaller than the original which is 29" x 36 1/4". Everything has been sketched out and I began laying in paint this weekend. In this copy, I am striving for accuracy in color and brushwork. With the difference in scale, the brushwork is the biggest challenge so far. Once completed, it will travel half way around the world to be placed in the home of a very good friend. Check out my progress in the images below!
There's a few fixes and a handful of details left. You may notice the composition has one major difference to Van Gogh's original. That'll be addressed at the end and yes, I have my solution.