Saturday, January 9, 2016

Gloria J Zucaro's "Self-Portrait inspired By Jean Michel Basquiat"

Today I am posting the first of what will be five paintings or mixed media projects led by five more of the 25 artists in Creative Jumpstart 2016.  Our artist to be inspired by is Jean Michel Basquiat.  When I first took a look at his work I actually felt myself pull back.  I felt it was full of anger.  But then as I looked more closely I understood better the individual pieces of his work that I might be able to work with. Our first instructor for this artist is Birgit Koopsen. Here is my final page.  There is an example of his work below as well as the steps to my piece.

Below is one of his works.

So as our instructor for this first day of Basquiat did, so did I!  First find a portrait of yourself, then trace it onto your surface.  From there I added a stencil, Dylusions paint, Sharpie marker and scripto pen work to imitate a Basquiat.  Some steps are below, with the final page.

I hope you are enjoying viewing these projects as much as I am enjoying making them.  It is so important to step out of your comfort zone.  See you soon!  Leave a comment if you are so inclined.