Thursday, October 22, 2009

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MATISSE!


I found I had 4 out of 5 days available this week to take the Betsy Dillard Stroud workshop through the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, so I signed up at the last minute. It has been a busy, busy week, but lots of fun and learning from one of the more innovative leaders in watercolor.

I felt a little lost on the first day, had to miss the second day, but started to pick up steam on the third day with two starts. Today we worked in some of the elements of a Matisse painting in our work with acrylics on watercolor paper. This painting is quite different than my usual work, but it was lots of fun. I need to make one small adjustment and then it will be finished. Tomorrow is "kitchen sink" day...my kind of thinking, exactly! Should be a wonderful ending to a great week.

5 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, I can see the Matisse! It is different but interesting. I can hardly wait to see what you do with the "kitchen sink!"

vickiandrandyrossart said...

love this!

Joyfulartist said...

You? Lost? That's hard to believe. I love the Matisse style painting. I look forward eagerly to the "kitchen sink" as well.

Sue J said...

This is lovely.

Dan Kent said...

I see all of the Matisse elements in the back but the figure is pure Gauguin! How vibrant! Love it! Well-done!

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