I finished another piece. I used a photograph of an actress from the 1920's as inspiration.
Being a black and white photograph let me imagine what color her sheer shawl was. I chose a deep red.
I had a hard time photographing it. Using a flash surprisingly looked good ~ I just had to photograph it at a slight angle to not get the glare of the flash on the canvas. Believe me there were a lot of frames with the glare. And then when I used natural light there was a slight glare of the natural light. You have to do it at just the right time to make all the stars align.
So, this full shot was at a slight angle too ~ with the flash. I'll have to try again a little later without the flash to get a true straight shot.