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.