Monday, June 27, 2011

Back where I started

I got back on track with my Solids Challenge after I remembered that I'm not trying to recreate  the painting as it appears - I'm being inspired  by it!  I'm not Matisse - Henri is!  After I realized that, I was able to move just a little bit out of the box I put myself into. 

For a reminder, here's the Matisse I'm using for inspiration:

Here's my first attempt:

It looks nothing like the painting, right? This little piece is the middle part you see through the doorway. Notice that, for my pieced version, I rotated it counter-clockwise; I like it better that way. I'm trying to use most of the original colors and generally picking up some of the shapes because they have a lot of potential. That black strip next to the two yellows is a bit wider than I meant, but that's okay, I get to take artistic license!

I'll add more blues, reds, maybe some orange and more black in there someplace.  Definitely some white and/or off-white too.

I thought about changing to a Kandinsky because his work has so much movement, but I'm going to stick with my original choice, and challenge myself to work it on out.  There's no "right" or "wrong" way for interpreting this challenge, right?  It'll help me grow. 


Barbara Arcement said...

very nice interpretation of the painting.
I will post a photo of what i am working on....I am probably going to do another one to see if I can do a better job. I am not really good at machine quilting. I am learning a little more each time I try it.

Miki Willa said...

You have done a very nice job with this. I love the way you have interpreted this painting.

Ellen said...

Really like where you are going with this. I love the curved piecing and think it adds to the piece.