Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Studying under the Masters


 Studying Under the Masters is without a doubt the best online course I have taken - and I am still on week 1 - Videos of week 3 are already up.  If you want to study under 9 talented artists who present background and technique of 9 master artists - some from the past and some current - then this is the course for you.  This is my first project - using Matisse's Blue Nude and creating my own version.  One of the most educational and fulfilling art exercises I have ever done.  It took me a week and a half to complete it and I know there are things I could change but I chose not to.  You can find out more here - the course will be available for 2 years and I highly recommend that you look into it.  Jeanne is a wonderful teacher (not the only teacher) and she has created this course with much thought and heart.  Anyway - my work is below.  I think this will change how I view creating a painting forever - even if I don't paint like Matisse.  I am linking to Paint Party Friday (here).  Thank you Kristin and Eva for being so faithful to host this site.  Go and take a look at all the wonderful art work there.


Matisse original Blue Nude
My original sketch

Sketch on board

Adding dark values

Adding color and detail

More color/detail and a fix

Going back in to get more detail
As done as I can be!







29 comments:

  1. Good work - sounds like fun course! Valerie

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    1. I am so loving this class! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Thanks Valerie - have been so busy with other things - my blog and Etsy shop have been neglected. Jeanne Oliver's class is my make-up (at a better time in my life) for all the art and art history classes I slept through!

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  3. Hi there. I always enjoy your unique type of work and this class sounds outstanding. I love doing the master's work, it carries me into their souls of past. You are doing a great job, love it. She is quite relaxes and beautiful. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for those lovely comments - it is a fabulous class and open for 2 years from this past January. I could study on my own - but this class keeps me focused.

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  4. love seeing the progress of your painting!!! Happy PPF!!!

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    1. Thanks Diana - one of the challenges was to take photos of our progress. Matisse did that with his paintings as well. A great help in seeing how he painted.

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  5. Looks great and sounds a fab course. Happy PPF, Annette G

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Wow, you've done a beautiful job with it! He's not my favorite either, but I'm sure it taught you a lot!

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    1. Thanks Cindy - Matisse wasn't one of my favs originally - but after studying his techniques, I have become a fan of his work.

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  7. What a great course!!! This really sounds right up my street, you have created a painting to be proud of!!!

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  8. Sounds like an inspirational course. The Matisse picture is wonderful. Happy PPF!

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  9. you've done a marvelous job with this painting! Sounds like a very informative course but a bit too intense for me right now. Happy PPF!

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    1. I hear you Linda. I have taken some lighter online courses in the past - now is just my time for this course. Jeanne Oliver is a lovely woman and she teaches the first week and this was her brain child.

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  10. So interesting to see the work in different stages! Thank you for sharing with us! I enjoyed it!

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  11. Wow impressive Gina!! Good for you! What a wonderful job you've done!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you my dear. You are a wonderful encourager!

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  12. Sounds like a cool class! Great job!

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    1. It's a terrific class. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. This is very impressive! I love what you did - marvelous work.

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    1. Thanks Carola. I am so enjoying this class.

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  14. That really sounds like a great workshop where you can learn a lot. I love how your version of Matisse's painting came out, and I love to see the different steps. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. One of the benefits of this class - you learn to appreciate artists who might not have been your favorites. I slept through required art history in college - LOL Matisse took pictures of his progress as well which was very helpful in studying his techniques

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  15. This is quite good, I like it very much.Looks like an interesting class.

    Annabelle xx

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    1. Thanks Annabelle (actually I'm Gina Belle - I have a space so not one name). It's one of the best online classes I've taken so far

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  16. You did a wonderful job with Matisse's nude! I love that you showed the progression. Thank you for the blog visit and comment!

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