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Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage” and indeed I would have to agree with Matisse. With the first stroke or mark the judgement is on. The viewer may like what you have done or hate it. But none the less for the artist, putting down what is inside one’s self in line and color is not just a fancy but a necessity.
Pictured below is Matisse’s 1907 portrait of Madame Matisse. What draws me to Matisse’s portraits is the combination of simplicity and complexity. Keeping with the spirit of Matisse, I adapted this portrait to make a portrait of my own.
If Angels have nationalities, this one would have to be French. Painting the white-collar against the darker garment colors was quite fun and the dark light effect is pleasing. Simplifying the facial features was really a plus, because it enabled me to focus more on composition, form and color.
Had a busy time in the studio….must say it was hard considering we are having beautiful weather here in NE Georgia…..today was in the 60’s.
Pictured are two Folk Art Style landscape paintings with a path leading to a little cottage on a hill. These paintings measure 12×12 inches and are oil are stretched canvas. The painting continues onto the sides so there is no need to frame. Can be hung as is…..
The colors are from a warm palette making a happy mix with the simplified designs. Simplicity and brilliant colors are what I like best about folk art. For me it’s pleasant to look at and loads of fun to do!
These paintings and others can be purchased on Esty.com at my Sabicons store.
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