Monday, June 25, 2012

Poor man’s Picasso

This is my attempt (above) to reproduce Picasso’s 1902 "Blue Nude” (original is at left). It’s made up of five or six (more?) layers starting with a black background and built up with acrylics. The last few layers were oils applied with a palette knife. Not sure how the original was made, but that’s how I did it. Keeping the colours subtle was a bigger challenge than I expected. Lots of scratching and scraping. There are plenty of things I could keep picking at but I’m calling it.

Poor Man’s Picasso
Acrylic and oil on canvas
16” x 20"

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