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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Gloria J Zucaro's "Matisse Fancy Lady"

I apologize!  For some reason Blogger keeps sending out this same post multiple times??


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. (:>)



18 comments:

  1. Wow! You did a fantastic job. :0)

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  2. gorgeous- love it! Thank you so much for being part of CJS16 -nat

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    1. Thank you, Nathalie for taking the time to comment. I am loving the class.

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  3. HOLY WOW - you did amazing in class.

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  4. Thank you for posting your steps! Fantastic!

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  5. Wow, that hat is a fabulous riot of activity (in a good way). Well done, Gloria!

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    1. I know! That must be what attracted him to do the painting!

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  6. lovely work, and the COLORS are magnificent!!

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  7. wow - I think I like yours better!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica. Glad to see you are home! :>)

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  8. I agree, I like yours better than Matisse's, if that's not sacrilegious to say! I may have to get me some of those watercolor crayons, very cool

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    1. Thanks so much, what a compliment. It must be because we love a riot of color!

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  9. WOW, That's Matisse art :)
    Beautiful creations. Thank you for joining us!

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  10. I can hardly tell the two apart - yours and the original!

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