Posted by andydansby on Oct 14, 2009 in AOP Templates |


James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist. Averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, he was a leading proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake”. His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail.  The symbol was apt, for it combined both aspects of his personality—his art was characterized by a subtle delicacy, while his public persona was combative. Finding a parallel between painting and music, Whistler titled many of his paintings “arrangements”, “harmonies”, and “nocturnes”, emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony.  His most famous painting is the iconic Whistler’s Mother, the revered and oft parodied portrait of motherhood. A wit, dandy, and shameless self-promoter, Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his friendships with leading artists and writers.   From Wikipedia.

This AOP works to duplicate the artwork, colors and brush strokes of James Whistler.  It’s smooth brushes and palettes provide a very smooth almost hyper-realistic painting, especially after the dry reveal.  The default number of brush strokes should be all that is required for this look, some users like to stop the AOP before it gets to the dry reveal, whereas others like to run the default number of strokes.  If left on continuous mode, the painting will appear like a photograph and lose it’s painted feel.  However if you like that, then certainly experiment with it.

Here’s a sample from a borrowed photograph from the internet.


Here’s the AOP


I  hope that you enjoy this AOP

Andy Dansby

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Oct 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Excellent portrait style, better than the included one I made for DAP2

Nov 26, 2009 at 1:32 am

Wow, that’s stunning!

Feb 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Well done Andy, many thanks

RC deWinter
Jun 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Andy, I love your Whistler template. I use it often, both alone and in combination with other templates – notably Fragonard. Gina



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