|"Rachel" by Jo 16 x20 oil|
Now on holiday with my sister Barbara and her husband John we had the opportunity to do this project together intending to learn what Fauvism was all about. The penny had dropped! I can see that I need to be aware of contrasts (Martin's mantra is ' complimentaries are our friends') and to cease being so obsessed with blending.
Martin can be seen here: Martin Smith
Jo's practice piece I decided to keep Jo company, we both have a tendency to be far too detailed with our painting. I know my brain tends to talk to me while I have the brush in my hand every stroke is far too fussy. this was an opportunity to try something out of the box. the painting style is called Fauvism extremely loose and colours I would never choose for a face, but, the amazing thing was as we used similar complimentary colours my piece grew, very quickly. I was intrigued to see the outcome when I finished, the face certainly isn't correct one eye isn't in the right place and colours not correct,but, all in all a great experience and enjoyable and I learned a lot. thank Mr Smith !
|Copy by Babs|
|Copy by Jo|