Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lessons from Matisse oil #203 6"x6"

A young artist learns from one of the modern masters who reduced the lessons of his formal training into areas of flat color shapes, somewhat like a child's work. It gives pause to the concept of 'who is the master?' I put a lot of work into the Matisse painting of "The Young Sailor II" then realized it was drawing all the attention and I wanted the focus to be on the two patrons, so I kind of grayed it and mushed it together....not as representational but it works better for my painting.


  1. Wonderful painting. Great color continuity and composition.

  2. wonderful composition and gestures in the painting


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