I have always been interested in realistic painting and to get back into it I decided to do a course in Haarlem at the Dutch Atelier of Realistic Art. We are copying a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) and here is my progress after 11 lessons. It needs a few more highlights and then I am done. And happy!
Below a picture of a painting I did this summer, during the still-life course.