A Matisse inspired drawing and painting workshop

« I believe that drawing and painting are the same thing. »

Henri Matisse

During the 1940’s Matisse’s brush and ink drawings served as studies for colorful, decoratively flat oil paintings of figures, still lifes and interiors.

This 5-step workshop was inspired by these works.

 

1. Studies with ink and brush from Matisse’s drawings

 

 

2. Black acrylic wash and brush drawings from still-life on butcher paper…

 

 

…followed by black and white still-life drawings with acrylic on 29x21cm paper.

 

 

3. Acrylic color studies on paper from Matisse oil paintings

 

 

4. Adding color to black and white drawings from day two.

 

 

5. Painting an acrylic painting on canvas from still-life.

 

Paintings by Mavis Negroni, Mel Hildebrand, Gillian Brown and Renée Spencer.

 

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November 2018: Texture, brushstroke and color in Monet’s painting

During three sessions, participants studied Monet’s texture, brushstroke and color from the water lily paintings, then used that inspiration to paint from a still life.

Students: Kate Miller and Mary Lostak.

Our next class features Matisse: his ink/brush drawings and the paintings they inspired. Starting on Monday, January 21st, 2019. Look for information here.

 

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Paris in the snow | Paris sous la neige

Drawing today at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine | Views of Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower in the snow
Dessin aujourd’hui à la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine | Vue sur Trocadero et le Tour Eiffel sous la neige

 

 

Drawing the Dijon mourners in the gallery of casts | Dessiner les pleureurs de Dijon dans la galerie des moulages.

 

 

 

7 février 2018

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See Classes | Cours page for listing of 2018 spring studio arts classes in drawing and painting.

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Stage de Modèle Vivant

Poses superbes du stage de modèle vivant ce week-end (merci Gaëlle) et dessins vivants:

Wonderful poses (thank you, Gaëlle) and lively drawings from this weekend workshop:

The artists | Les artistes: Liz Browne, Janis Kaas, Jean-François Roux

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