Friday, August 22, 2014

Matisse Attempt - original ink drawing after Matisse

Today I went to the Matisse exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art and it was just so interesting.  Here is a (pathetic, I know) attempt at that kind of art.  Now that I look at it, I realize how far from Matisse it is.  His work is more difficult than one would think - MUCH more - but it's kind of fun to try.  I bought an exhibition catalogue (of course) and a print of Embroidered Dark Blouse, plus a few tiny prints, two French song CDs, and I was waiting to look at some other prints being unpacked, but I thought 'I have to get out of here before I spend any more money!' - I love shopping at museums - so many delicious things.  My husband would probably say that I love shopping anywhere.  I drew this on 140lb cold press watercolor paper - thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

hmuxo said...

It sounds like you had such an amazing day st the museum, Connie. I would have loved to been there as well! LOVE your painting.. its always wonderful copying from the Masters... we learn so much from them... excellent work,!

Anthony Duce said...

Like the sketch..

Lucy Chen said...

It must be a great experience, Connie! I'd love to read more about your thoughts on doing Matisse, how is it much more different than one would think.
If you have some time to elaborate on it, it'd be great! Thanks.

Connie said...

Hi Lucy - well, I think it takes a lot more planning for an ink drawing of a room, for instance. When I did the drawing of the room, I felt I was just piling one object on top of another. I've been working on trying to make each object have its own character. When it's my own kind of ink drawing with people, etc., I don't seem to have as much trouble. I guess one can only be oneself, but it's good for the soul to try these other things, I think.

Connie said...

Thank you, Anthony!

Connie said...

Hi Hilda - I wish you HAD been there - we would have had a good time!