Stephen Sartin, Art History expert and my art school tutors told me recently he sees “a harmony in style between one of my most popular paintings Sylvenstein Reservoir (above) and Matisse’s style”. I am now able to appreciate the relationship between my painting and the organic flowing world of Henri Matisse.
Henri Matisse painted the entire canvas in blocks of colour. Unlike Picasso, who left areas of white canvas showing through, as can be seen my paintings below.
Picasso’s influence is evident in my paintings right The violin (mixed media) – this is a pure pastel drawing using form and shape. Three dimensional depth was created by rubbing (with my hand) to create tonal coverage.
And left Violin, Decorative Cloth and Fruit (pastel) – here the drawing was delineated in black pastel first of all and colour inserted within the boundaries of the delineation. Only three colours were employed red, orange and blue plus admixtures (black pastel with red) of the orange in the violin.
David (29 August 2017)