Sunday, January 19, 2014

Inspired by Henri Matisse - Part Two

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

8 comments:

Helen said...

Wow you have done an amazing job and I love the colours you have chosen.

I hope you enjoy the course and Happy SS

Yolanda said...

Sounds like a neat class. I like this bright happy painting. I hope you will link up your next work inspired by the masters.

alarmcat said...

i've always enjoyed the work of Matisse. So playful.

i love your painting…looks great in color!!

Danielle said...

Very nice interpretation!

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Your little Matisse is gorgeous!

Coreycor! said...

I feel like I'm at a little Bistro.

crowarrowinc said...

Very beautifully done!

Myriam Kozik said...

Look so care free and I love the strong playful colors. Can't wait to see what you will be doing next week.