Thursday, January 14, 2016

Picasso Inspired Works

Amy
acrylic on paper
4 x 6 inch
NFS

This week besides refinishing kitchen cabinets, I painted these small color studies inspired by the works of Picasso that are found in this book.  I love the book and it is one of my very favorites.
  

Late Supper
acrylic on paper
4 x 6 inch
available here

As I painted with a strong focus on color, I tried to pay attention to values more than I usually do. There is also a common theme:  they are all seated at a table and they all have coffee cups.  I love coffee cups as much as I do chairs.


Harmony Brew
acrylic on paper
 4 x 6 inch
available here

I also thought about hands and how they seem to be important somehow in art.  I realized not too long ago that I am very drawn to figurative art with interesting or strong hands.  So I worked on that a little bit.


Companions
acrylic on paper
4 x 6 inch
available here

Besides working on kitchen cabinets and painting Picasso/color studies, I spent time with various companions this week.  I watched movies with my husband, had a wonderful conversation over the phone with a special friend, and attended my very first Golden Globe/fondue/birthday party.

I plan to further my Picasso/color studies, but the next round will be with an emphasis on mother/child.

Wish me luck.

♥ Lisa

20 comments:

  1. I love these Lisa. The book looks good as well. Great colors!

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  2. What great ideas you have. Hands are not easy.......so smart of you to study them. Nice paintings Lida. So expressive.

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  3. I wish you luck! Your work is priceless! I think Companions is really special! Glad you had a great time with your hubby and at the party too! Hugs!

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  4. Wow! What a treat to see all of these beautiful pieces together. Can't wait to see your mother/child pieces!

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  5. all the BEST to YOU in the NEW year!
    These are so so SWEET...LOVE the last one = )

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  6. It is so nice to hear from you. I have been inactive with art and blogs, including reading others, that seeing you here is fun! You are a joy as is your art.

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  7. I think letting other artists inspire is a wonderful path. These are a joy to look at, and make me want to buy the book too!

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  8. They're all beautiful but I love Harmony Brew. I zoned right in on that polka dot cup!!

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  9. They're lovely! I love the feeling in your paintings, hands can be so expressive can't they? Happy Picasso studies!xx

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  10. Thank you for the interesting post with the very beautiful paintings !!!
    Happy weekend Lisa !!!

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  11. Each of these are very special and unique in expression and marvelous color use. Beautiful art truly and thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Ah, a new series for you. Ladies and their cups. xox

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  13. Dear these these are all wonderful. You do such a great job with figures and I always enjoy seeing your people. Sounds like you have been quite busy with this first month of the new year. Have a great week.

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  14. Love these expressive people with coffee cups! What could be better. I'll be watching for the next installation. :)

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  15. I like them all. You are very talented and I can tell that you put yourself into your pieces. I like your comments; they show how much time, thought, and care you put into your work. You are an amazing person.

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  16. I like them all. You are very talented and I can tell that you put yourself into your pieces. I like your comments; they show how much time, thought, and care you put into your work. You are an amazing person.

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  17. Love all of these Lisa, especially Companions. You made it your own but still recognizable.
    Great idea to take on someone like Picasso - he would definitely approve.

    it is weird - I thought I had already left a comment

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  18. Love all of these Lisa, especially Companions. You made it your own but still recognizable.
    Great idea to take on someone like Picasso - he would definitely approve.

    it is weird - I thought I had already left a comment

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  19. These Picasso-inspired studies are quite beautiful, especially the last two. The composition of that last one with the two people, chairs, coffee cups and table pattern is perfect!

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