Self Portrait #4 (after Matisse)
I’ve always liked the Matisse self portrait on the left. In fact, my first attempt to do a self portrait “in the style of” is the very green one below (done about a year ago) which was based loosely on the same painting. My dissatisfaction with it was partly what inspired this project.
Here’s my original drawing for the top painting. Again, I drew in front of the mirror, but then painted in gouache at my drawing table.
Matisse has done a lot of portraits in many different styles, so we’ll see how far I go with him. I’ve got at least 2 more in mind, but maybe more. He’s one of my favorite artists.
You can see the first three self portraits in this series here.