Under the Influence – of Matisse

For Inspiration, you never can go wrong with the Masters. Anytime my classes need a bit of visual ‘help’  I always like to mention “Go To The Masters!” They have decades of experience just waiting for us to learn from.     Matisse Like Impressionist Nude   To be under the influence of one ofContinue reading “Under the Influence – of Matisse”

Leave Room For Mystery, Said Henry Matisse

Henry Matisse has many great quotes, but two especially, resonate within me:   “Would it not be best to leave room to mystery?”    and    “I do not literally paint that table but the emotion it produces upon me.”     The spirit in which I paint integrates both of these concepts.   Matisse paintedContinue reading “Leave Room For Mystery, Said Henry Matisse”