In my early days of painting, I studied the Masters whose work appealed to me the most, and in the time-honoured tradition, made paintings based on their work. The name of Matisse conjures up his interiors, odalisques, portraits and cut-outs, but I was more drawn to his landscapes. This painting was based on a Matisse landscape, using watercolours.
Looking at it today, I still like it. Matisse was a great teacher.
|After Matisse, watercolour on paper, Colette Copeland, 1998|
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown