This first week of Studying Under the Masters has just flown by and tomorrow will be a fresh artist. I wasn't quite ready to let go of Matisse and wanted to play around with one of his works tonight.
This was based on STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS AND FRUIT a 1947 aqcuatint by Henri Matisse. We learned from class that Matisse started with a sketch - I used pencil and then followed it up with
India Ink applied with a liner brush. Obviously, Matisse used a larger brush when painting his so I'm sure it took me longer than it did him but I did learn to loosen up.
While Matisse's work stayed in black and white, I went a step further and got out the watercolors and made it look "Matisse-like" by adding bright hues and a patterned wallpaper background. Below is the original work. This was great fun!
Linking to Sunday Sketches and