« I believe that drawing and painting are the same thing. »
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 series of 5 classes was inspired by these works.
Day 1: Studies from Matisse’s brush and ink drawings
Day Two: Ink and brush drawings from still-life on butcher paper…
followed by black and white still-life drawings with acrylic on 29x21cm paper.
Day Three: Acrylic color studies on paper from Matisse oil paintings
Day Four: Adding acrylic color to acrylic to black and white drawings from day two.
Day Five: Painting an acrylic painting on canvas from still-life.
Paintings by Mavis Negroni, Mel Hildebrand, Gillian Brown and Renée Spencer.