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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for almost twenty years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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-Kelly

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Matisse in the Studio: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
























Picasso owned this painting of Marguerite (Matisse's daughter) and kept it in a bank vault.





















































This really resonated with me as it is something that I have said in my classes over the years. There are many different ways to use something in your work. You can use the same (collage) image repeatedly and depending on how you use it, get an entirely different page. Matisse repeatedly used the same objects in his artwork throughout his life. It is fascinating to see how these objects were used in different paintings over and over and over again. It was truly an eye opening experience. My only regret is not being able to hop on a plane and see it one more time before it closes.


Matisse in the Studio Exhibition Catalog Hardcover or Paperback

Modern Art Notes Podcast Matisse in the Studio

1 comment:

lynne h said...

thank you for this, kelly...

xoxo