Wednesday, 10 July 2013

How I Met Matisse

In my early days of  painting with the Masters, I had an outdoor art exhibition coming up and decided to create small abstract acylic paintings on canvas using paint scrapers, credit cards, etc. This technique was fairly new to me so I called upon Matisse to come and play with me and help out.  During the show someone pointed out a face in one of the paintings and I was surprised and delighted to find myself face-to-face with the Master.   The small "self-portrait" of Matisse, off to the right, was similar to a black and white brush with ink self-portrait which I had recently seen at the beginning of a book I was reading about him.  I've since tried to find the book which I had taken out from the library but was unable to locate it.  However, I was able to find similar self-portraits on the internet from the book "Matisse Portraits" by John Klein, Yale University Press, pages 46 to 49 which can be viewed on the website below:

Here's the co-created "self-portrait of Henri Matisse" as seen on the far right side of my painting.  Notice the glasses, long nose, mustache and hairline.


In addition to this, there are two thin lines extending from the left side of the portrait to another part of the painting.  More about that in an upcoming blog posting where I will talk about my deep trance channelling experience during which Matisse was asked about co-creating and after which I was able to understand more about the powerful message in the painting we had co-created. 

Hope you enjoyed this posting.

Be well and joyful!


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Honourary Mention for Monieca and Matisse

This month's Celebration of the Arts Show in the Gardens of the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre also featured the Members' Juried Exhibition at the Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery.  "Sunflower Rumba" which I co-created with Matisse received an Honourary Mention Award.  The painting is acrylic on canvas.

Laurette Wijetunga, fine artist and teacher at the Centre presented the award and posted the following next to the painting in the gallery:

"A bold personal interpretation with strong colour sense gives the viewer the dramatic statement the artist intended.  A fearless approach to structure and composition.