Friday, February 7, 2014

Inspired by Matisse WIP - Studying Under the Masters


Inspired by Matisse WIP
     I have been taking this online class incredibly slow.  I am still on the first artist-Matisse.  But the best works of the masters took a long time to complete (especially since many of them worked in oils), so I'm taking my time as well.  This is not a copy of Matisse's work -just a work inspired by Matisse.  I am trying to incorporate the lessons I learned while studying Matisse.  The premise of studying under the masters is that artist's were apprenticed to masters and through study of the master's techniques and through copying paintings - they learned to tweak and find their own style.
     This is my entry for this week's Paint Party Friday administered by the wonderful Eva and Kristin.  Go and visit and take a look at the wonderful works submitted by artists - then get bold and submit your own!!!  Have a blessed and art filled weekend!!!

Inspiration photo

42 comments:

  1. This sounds a fabulous course, I just love Matisse! your lady has a great hat, great colours too.

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    1. I didn't love (or dislike) Matisse when I started the course - but studying this way I gained a real appreciation for his art. Thanks for your comment

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  2. Very nice! I love her hat and blue top. I think it's lots of fun to paint pieces inspired by the masters.

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    1. I've tried to do this before - but I wasn't focused on the artist techniques or style. This class has really helped me focus. Thanks for stopping by

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  3. A lovely start! I love the pinks and oranges together :)

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    1. Thank you - I love pink and orange together too

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  4. Looks like it's coming along well! Happy PPF!

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  5. Love the idea of studying under the masters, and you are doing really well. Have fun, and take your time, enjoy learning! Valerie

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    1. Thank you as always Valerie - your encouragement has helped me so much

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  6. your Matisse inspired painting is gorgeous! Sometimes we do need to work at a slower pace and take our time in order to get the most from a class. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda - I kind of feel like it's in a slightly ugly stage but when I look at my photos I get that distance I need. Close up it's a bit rough

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  7. I love Matisse and all those wonderful masters. Love her hat and the blue dress. I haven't worn a dress in a very long time. I like long dresses, ankle length or almost ankle length. :) Have a wonderful day. Great wip. Look forward to the finished result.

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    1. Thank you - hope to have it completed soon!

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  8. wow it sounds like a great course and loving your beautiful work in progress. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  9. lovely inspired work, thanks for showing the original too.

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    1. Thanks Christine - I struggle with making my own interpretation of the original - not a copy

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  10. i love this painting, i hope you'll show it again when it's finished!

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie - I will show it when finished!

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  11. This sounds like a very worth-while course, and I strongly believe in the value of copying the works of other artists, particularly the 'more modern' artists, in order to study them and learn from them. I can understand why it takes a long time, but what you are doing is well worth the time. I look forward to seeing how she progresses.
    Thank you for your perceptive comment on my 29 Faces post.
    I looked back at your blue nude painting and thought it was excellent.

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    1. Oh - thanks so much for your encouraging comment.

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  12. I love Matisse too, and, it's a good idea to learn from masters and move on to our own unique style. I love what you have created from the inspiration photo.

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    1. It's funny - I appreciate Matisse so much more after studying him. Before I wouldn't have had an informed opinion of his work.

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  13. Wow Gina...good for you...it's lovely...I look forward to the end result! Have a great week!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Looking good already! It's great doing an art class and learning new things, so it's good that you're taking the time to do it.

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    1. Thanks so much Denise - I am at least learning some patience through this course.

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  15. Nice cover on Matisse. I think it's a fab idea to learn in this way. Love the colours of your interpretation.

    Annabelle : )

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  16. What a fun course to take! I have often thought about trying to copy a master, but I have never done it. You are inspiring!

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    1. This is the very most meaningful online class (at least to me at this time) that I have taken. The others were good - but this class is filling in so many blank spots for me.

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  17. Your interpretation is masterful, clearly going slow is working really well for you.

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    1. Thanks - the hard part is staying in the "ugly" stage longer - but I think I'm learning to appreciate that stage in art making as well!

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  18. Ohh I love what I see! So lovely with the shading!! Looks very effortless :) Can´t wait so see, what you doing next!! ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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    1. Conny - your comments make me feel so excited about my own work!!! Thanks so much

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  19. Beautiful shadow and colour, this has a wonderful energy to it ♥

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  20. Nice WIP...would love to see the finished piece!
    HPPF!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

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    1. You will see it - my time in the studio has been sparse these days - so it's slow going but I see that slow is not bad. I'm not generally a patient sort so this is helping there.

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  21. Love your interpretation. I'm taking my time too. I think I could easily spend a month on each master... good thing we have two years! ;D

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    1. I have spent more than a month on Matisse already. Hope to soon be moving on

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