Today's' Creative Jumpstart (hosted by Nathalie Kalbach) guest artist is Julie Fei-Fan Belzer. Julie's demo was her version of one of Matisse' portraits. So I decided to follow her example. Here is my "Matisse Fancy Lady". I really couldn't pass up all the wild colors!
And my inspiration photo of Matisse' original below.
Below the two photos of Julie's painting and her inspiration are my steps to the final of my painting. She chose the one below because she was intrigued by the green stripe down the middle of the face.
Below is her finished version.
My first stage, drawing in the photo with my NeoColor 11 watercolor crayons. I have had them for a year and never used them before!
Stage Two, using a brush and water to soften the background.
Stage three soften the portrait and make some corrections to nose and hat.
Stage four. I changed the ear shape and size, added Oil Pastels because I didn't have any gouache watercolors. Julie used the gouache. At the end I darkened many areas and added iridescent oil pastels. That is another supply I have had for over a year and never used before! I tried adding the white marks, but mostly I am a black mark girl! Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment if you are so inclined. (:>)