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How it all started...

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

I really started to paint when my husband told me to quit sketching and drawing tiny things, I was not really working (looking after my baby boy and pregnant with our second...) so I actually had the time to work on much bigger scale. After taking me to this very nice artshop in Barcelona, I was equipped to start on my very first huge canvas! I decided to work from a watercolor of mine, I knew that I wanted to do something with a cubism feel, wasn't sure how to make it happened though, I am a big fan of Picasso, Braques, ...and after taking a closer look on their work, I had an idea, I decided to make 2 copies of my watercolor and try to recompose a picture with those, which gave me this......but it was clearly not enough but I liked it so I just kept it!

Then I made a further 4 copies of my initial watercolor, and cut them in little pieces (kind of triangular, square, rectangular shapes for the background and just cut through the body of the woman following the lines that I thought were strong) I still wanted to recognize the subject, it was my first one and I didn't want to go too far, I was not very confident at that point!!! I decided not to discourage myself with too much difficulties!

Anyway, there is the result of the collage...

I was kind of happy of the result, I like the fact there were three women (I have 2 sisters), I just thought a few things would have to go for the ''masterpiece'', after sketching on the canvas the big lines, the elements that did not have their place kind naturally disappeared, I went with the colors of my watercolor maybe a little bit brighter, more beige... I really enjoyed myself doing it, and it gave me a surprising pleasure to paint on such big scale, i really recommend it!!! But enough talking, let's see the result...

My Three Ladies, 2005

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