Friday, February 14, 2014

Finished lady inspired by Matisse

I could have kept going - but I am ready to move on to the next session of Studying under the Masters.  I only noticed the extra white spot on her hat after I had edited the picture - so it's going to stay.  I have really learned so much through painting this lady - I am not completely satisfied but  am pleased at my progress.  This has been a wonderful, amazing and fun experience.  Because Matisse used so much pattern in his paintings - I added the dots to her dress.  But because I was lazy at that point, I used some sequin waste as a stencil.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday (here).  It's a wonderful place to "window shop" and see what all the artists have produced.  I give much thanks to Eva and Kristin for being so faithful in hosting this site. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful and art filled day!
Couldn't help myself - I had to fix the white spot on the hat - on the left.  On the right is a shot I took on an incandescent light setting (accidentally) but I kind of liked how it turned out!

62 comments:

  1. She is BEAUTIFUL! Hats off to you!! Valerie

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    1. Thanks - lovely pun! I have been inspired to do a painting of her on a canvas I had started. Hope to finish up today

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  2. Its turned out beautifully, have fun on your next adventure, Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  3. Ohhh she is beautiful. A bit sassy. Great piece of art.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole - wonder where she got her sassy personality from LOL

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  4. She turned out beautifully! Happy PPF!

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  5. I love the lady with the hat. That dress (I've seen it at a store) was captured so beautifully. . . .that is a tough one to recreate. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  6. The result looks beautiful! Lovely study!

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging comment Abigail

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  7. Matisse is my favorite artist. I know this painting very well. I did a pastel study of it. This is done really well. Very nice!

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    1. Matisse has become a favorite through studying his methods and techniques. Luckily he photographed his processes so that we could all become his apprentices. Thanks

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  8. A beautiful painting! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! Happy PPF - Irma

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  9. This is a wonderful painting - she exudes elegance!

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  10. This is lovely, you did an awesome job.

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  11. Beautiful painting, I like the colors and the beautiful curves and fine lines!

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  12. Wow, love the result you got since last week! She's gorgeous ....

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    1. Thanks Denise - I am learning to be patient with the awkward stages!

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  13. Lovely painting and great inspiration as well. Very nice composition and colours. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. What an inspiration - I love Matisse! You're right - so much to learn by studying the masters... one can't go wrong with that :)
    Thank so much for stopping by earlier :)
    Happy PPF!
    Jana

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  15. It's a lovely painting! She looks great. I love the sequin texture, it looks wonderful.

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    1. I so appreciate your encouraging comments Lisa

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  16. Gina I am so impressed with your work...it's turned out simple beautiful...wow....These lessons speak to your heart!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Oh - what a lovely and encouraging comment! Thank you

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  17. So gorgeous..and so beautifully done..love the vibrant colors..love her fabulous hat of course..stunning...she is awesome! Shine on..beautiful work!

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  18. Beautiful job, I didn't know he used a lot of pattern. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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    1. I knew so little about Matisse - this has been a real revelation for me and I hope it will change how I paint - not to copy but to incorporate what speaks to my heart and make it my own. Hi from the beaches of South Carolina!

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  19. Just beautiful, great to see her finished!

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  20. Lovely painting, exquisite work.

    Annabelle : )

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  21. ooh yes I like your Matisse inspired lady very much. Lovely curving lines and great composition. Happy PPF

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  22. She's beautiful!!! I love the dots on the dress :) I seem to have a thing for dots this year.

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    1. I didn't want to draw a pattern and Matisse uses patterns a lot - so this worked! I love dots and circles myself. Thank you

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  23. Hello Gina. Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your experiences. This is gorgeus artwork. Matisse is one of my favorites. Back at artschool I also did some artworks "inspired" By old Masters. I have few "Monet's" and also one "Matisse" with wild horses. I like the bright colors and also that I can see your own touch on the painting. -Niina

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    1. Oh thank you Niina - I never went to art school and kind of slept through art history in college - so this is my schooling now. I so appreciate your thoughtful comment

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  24. I love the finish of the blouse, great!

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  25. She has come out so beautiful.
    Happy PPF

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  26. She is beautiful - all your work was worth it. I don't mind the white dot on her hat, but I can still understand that you had to remove it. It just bothers us too much, I think (I'm the same way).

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