Here's a Watercolour, painted by the late Chrissie Peters who lived at Arlington Court years ago. As with the owner of the house, Rosalie Chichester, Chrissie Peters was also a very keen artist. She did this painting of the Boudoir room, with its silk wall hangings....
It occurred to me to do an up to date version of this but in Oils. I took a photo for reference (no flash) but as you see this room is very dark. Purposely so, as they need to keep light from damaging the silk wall hangings.....
You'll see this makes it extremely difficult to do a painting -
so I lighted up the photo in an App,
Even lighted, the image still isn't ideal. The small amount of light in this room anyway, distorts photos. So in another App I tried to take out the artificial light effect and got this
This is probably a truer image, and does show how the silk wall hangings have faded over the years, somewhere in the region of 200 years!
It would still make for quite a dull painting, and so in the end I have to use artistic license.
I wasn't going to face the intricate design for one thing,
and felt that an Impressionist style would be the way to go.
So here it is
Oil Painting on canvas
Textured Impressionist style
12" x 12"
my version of the Boudoir room today