Taking Reference Photos

I want to explore the importance of the duvet in paintings. And look at how I can use paint to emphasise the importance of what the duvet hides from the viewer. 

When painting from sketches I sometimes struggled with capturing the fall and creases of a duvet. And that was due to a lack of understanding of the material. Painting from observation with help me to understand the object a lot better, and let me test the medium and find a style that serves. 

These are the images I took from a few different angles. I wanted some from above because you get a good view of the face and the creases of the duvet. And from above the viewer feels separated from the scene instead of in the room. So the paintings will hopefully feel more like material studies instead of paintings with more intention. 

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