Monday, June 9, 2014

Study of Francoise de Felice Girl & Dog 1-Masters Class-Week 8


Studying Francoise de Felice under Kate Thompson in the Studying With the Masters class. Francoise is the only living master that we studied in this course, and her work is amazing. Above is one of her paintings that I chose to study. She uses a lot of glazing and veiling in her paintings, and some collage also. I couldn't match her colors, but I learned from her process, which is what counts.


I forgot to make a photo of just the sketch before I started, but I used gel medium to glue some napkin pieces with flowers on them to the background, then I used chinese  Sumi watercolors to add color. The girl was also basically nude, so I gave her a little covering.


Now using acrylics in thin layers over the watercolors...


Cringing as I look at this, but I added white mixed with gel medium, trying to give it a veiled mysterious look. I failed! Yuck! I briefly considered changing paintings, but decided it wasn't going to get the best of me...


More yuckiness and I glued another piece of napkin over her top. Hate the bathing suit...


which I turned in to a dress. Still hate it and want to throw it away, but can't let myself for some reason...


Basically re-painted the whole thing with acrylics to bring the color back. Added some stamping and some marks to the background...


Added some dribbles and some other marks...


and stopped on her! I apparently don't do light and delicate! Not an exact copy of Francoise's, but I love her process, once I kind of got the hang of it! I have to say, this was the hardest, most complicated artist that we studied for me to learn from, but she's an amazing artist. I'm glad I was introduced to her and have become a fan.


This is another of her paintings that I love, and am thinking of using it as inspiration to paint one of me and my two best friends in the prompt to paint an original painting using these techniques.

All of my paintings, so far, from this course are in my mixed medial art journal along with notes taken from the videos and teachers, but my originals will be on canvas or panels.

You can check out the Studying with the Masters class by following the link on my sidebar, and there's going to be a part two this fall, which will be portraits and self portraits!

5 comments:

Fran said...

A difficult journey but a very nice outcome.

Janet Ghio said...

I think your finished piece turned out very well. She is next for me after Henry Clive

Janet Ghio said...

I think your finished piece turned out very well. She is next for me after Henry Clive

Aga Gasiniak said...

Lovely and inspiring work. Thank you for sharing.
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