I started out doing the outside of a double page spread by free painting a woman inspired by Matisse's "Woman with Green Stripe" and somehow she insisted that she needed to be holding a cat. So, my cat Mojo made her way into the painting as well- sporting a purple stripe! Because, why not?
I finished the spread with a cut out interpretation of Mattise's signature-
it wraps around to the inside pages....
which were inspired by his simplified doves and stars- another favorite of mine.
I had every bit as much fun playing in Matisse's world as I hoped. Can't wait to see which artist I get to play around with next month- bring it on!