Julienne – 5 x 7 inch gouache painting on Ampersand Gessobord
I am still working through some assignments from my online class. We were asked to see how Matisse’ paintings could influence our own work, in paint. Well, I fell in love with his portrait paintings about 2 1/2 years ago. Since then, I have tried to incorporate his use of color and loose brush strokes in a series of small 5 x 7 inch paintings I called “Ladies of Fashion”. This one, fits right in with those. Love the colors, her moody look, and of course, the fantastic hat!