This month was more like practice of the month. My first pencil drawing had most of the white stars in a similar composition, but painting them was challenging; but I think I painted half of one before losing patience. The thing was to enjoy his work, and I discovered some elements that I had not noticed in many years of admiration.
This was my Art of the Month: March 2016
Cubism – a style of art that stresses abstract structure at the expense of other pictorial elements especially by displaying several aspects of the same object simultaneously, and by fragmenting the form of depicting objects; the essential nature of a thing as distinguished from its matter. [Websters Dictionary app].
Pablo Picasso’s work (Le Reve) is more concise in composition, structure (and probably everything else), but I wouldn’t have learned to appreciate it, without doing my own version. I guess I learn by doing rather than looking. Wikipedia says that this is a painting of Picasso’s 22-year old mistress. Since he was 50, and painted a boob, it is perhaps erotically suggestive. My rendition of my wife–she doesn’t have five fingers plus a thumb on each hand–added elements unique to my experiences.
Note that the image above is showing RGB colors, somewhat muted from the CMYK colors of the original. I also had to change the beads from yellow to blue to match the deeper richer brown skin tone, that in turn called for the blue in the chair. I chose the jungle greenery of El Cajon California to the window. The music is also unique to my wife’s sleeping habit, though the song track is a personal favorite.