Happy Birthday, Marie Laurencin! Remember that husband of hers that thought he was the better artist? If you Google his name you get results for her work. Try it – his name was Otto van Waëtjen. We’ve already looked at their work side by side, but what if Marie actually painted one of his compositions?
I decided to try it out and paint one of Otto’s paintings in Marie’s style. Is it how she would have actually done it? Probably not. Did she care what he thought? Also probably not! Do we need to do this to figure out that Marie was the better artist? Not at all!
Still, it was a fun exercise. Remember these two paintings from last time?
The process was simple. I plunked Otto’s painting down in a Clip Studio Paint project and sampled the colors from Marie’s painting to paint over it. His elegant young ladies had too many clothes on for a Laurencin painting, so I did a little draping and added the pearls. Here’s the finished piece:
I don’t think I did Marie Laurencin’s art any justice, but this was a fun project! Here it is in action: