Friday, April 26, 2013

figures and Matisse

I am experimenting with figure painting and how I might turn a sketch from life drawing into a painting. This is a new piece and as I painted it, I was thinking of Matisse and his wild use of color and curved lines for figures.

22 x 30 acrylic on BFK
Here is an inspiring video showing many paintings of Henri Matisse. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have!


SamArtDog said...

I like the perspective over the shoulder of your nude. She's as luscious as a fruit bowl.
Thanks for the show. Can't get enough Matisse.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Sam. The model was a dream!

Karin Goeppert and Kenneth Burns said...

This is soooo good, I mean your painting. I love her pose and the "Matissian" colours.

Unfortunately we cannot see the video in Germany - has to do with some kind of copyright thing, intellectual properties. Not nice.