Pablo Picasso, Celestina, oil on canvas , 244′ 0″ x 192′ 0″, 1904
Jackie Turley, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24”, 2015
I had way to much fun with this project. I have a strong respect for Picasso’s earlier works and his Celestina is one of my favorites. This was from his blue period when he depicted everyone in a faintly depressed light. I choose read and green for my complementary colors on this painting and I have to say I really liked the results. I didn’t run into trouble with this piece. It was a fairly relaxing piece. I particularly like the effect of the reddish brown cloak in contrast with the green hair and red skin. I downplayed the colors a bit, I’m not a fan of bright colors. I did do some slight alterations to the piece. As you can see I have added in glaring eyes into the background and my Celestina has a slightly pointy ear. The one problem I have is the glare you can see at the bottom left corner of the piece. Once again this stemmed from camera troubles. I am satisfied with the final piece. I really liked how the particular color schematic I choose work together. I also felt the I managed to keep the proportions fairly accurate which is something I have difficulty with.