Study of Gwen John


Final painting – Study of Gwen John


Process (left) and original as reference (right)

For the course Digital image expression (Digitaalinen  kuvailmaisu) we were to make a digital study of a classical painting. I chose this self-portrait by the Welsh painter Gwen John (1876 – 1939) from 1902 as it speaks to me on a human level. My version feels like more of a sister than a copy; a twin from another time, just like digital painting is not the same as oil painting yet very similar and just as valuable.