Saturday, January 2, 2016

Gloria J Zucaro's "Matisse Impressions"

I have been home the last few days with something "flu-like".  I had signed up for Creative Jumpstart 2016 led by Nathalie Kalbach and a weekly challenge with Roberta Laliberte using palette color prompts.
I used the colors in Roberta's palette and used the theme from Jumpstart.
Our first of 25 videos on Jumpstart was by Rae Missigman.  She did a floral in the style of Matisse.  We were to do our own painting in his style also.

Here are my step-by-steps

A Matisse Original Painting

The Paints

Roberta Laliberte color palette

Rae Missigman's finished Matisse-like Floral

Journal page-cover with Liquitex Matte medium, let dry

Make drawing with black Sharpie

Add Paint

Next Rae had added white paint over everything and then scraped it off with a card.  I was too chicken!  My paper is one of those woven types, I thought it would rip.  So I covered it with waxed paper.  I did not like it at all, as I am a bright color high contrast painter!  But it did add texture which I liked by the end.

Covered with wax paper and matte medium!  I redrew around the shapes with a scripto pen.

So I repainted it, using the acrylic paints with some Dr. Martin Inks added for fun!

After that dried I did some outlines in white/black scripto and called it a day!

Stay well and come back soon!



  1. Gorgeous Gloria...I love it and the vibrant colour too!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Thank you, and a Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family.

  2. Oh and Happy New year too....hope you're feeling better!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. Wonderful take and I love the colors you chose. Hope you are feeling better soon! thanks for being part of CJS 2016, Nat Kalbach

    1. Thank you Nat. I am so glad I am having new experiences! Thank you for the effort required to set this all up.

  4. Beautiful work Gloria. I just love your colors and hand.

  5. Hi Gloria! I love the vibrant paintings, too. This looks great! I have always loved fruit paintings. Reminds me of my mom. Too cute that you had Rae do your dirty work ;) Happy New Year! xxoo - Jaime


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