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Hi all, I'm back on track in two areas - I finally got a monitor I can live with, yaaaay! It's a 23", which is the first size I chose, but it's also a Gateway, which is the brand that came with my PC in the first place. I'm happy enough.
Second area, I got back on track with my Solids Challenge ... it occurred to me that I'm not trying to recreate the painting - I'm being inspired by it! After that epiphany [notice the big word!], I could move just a little bit out of the box I had 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 what you see through the doorway... the middle part. I'm using the colors and generally picking up some of the shapes. And also notice that, for my pieced version, I rotated it counter-clockwise! That black strip next to the two yellows is a wee bit wider than I meant, but what the heck, it's art! I'm an artiste while I'm doing this one, so I get to take artistic license.
At this point the first area is about 8" wide; to meet the challenge, the finished piece will be 15". I'll add more blues, reds, maybe some orange and more black in there someplace. Some white and/or off-white too.
I thought about changing to a Kandinsky because his work has so much movement, but I think I'll hang with Matisse and challenge myself to work with this one - doing it my style!
So forth and sew on til later