We are facing some health challenges at our house, so thank goodness I have art as a way to escape if only for a little while. I am taking a class called "Studying Under the Masters" and the first master up was Matisse. One of our challenges was to set up a still life in the style of Matisse. Here is the one that I set up.(And yes, my studio is red-orange like Matisse). Following is my attempt at painting something realistic and a still life (both of which are just not what I do normally). We were to apply ideas that we had learned from studying Matisse. i took some artistic license (changed a few colors) and I hate the flowers, but I like the rest of it.
Last year I did a little study of Matisse on my own and copied his "Woman in a hat" with oil pastels