Picasso Rip-Off Garden Art

I had a blank spot of yellow wall in my back yard that I wanted to fill with art.

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I decided I would try my hand at re-creating a piece myself. I had some relative success with making my own Rothko’s and a Franz Klein. But they’re both really abstract and relatively easy to recreate. I wanted to give Picasso a try. Years ago I painted and actually sold my version of Sylvette, Girl with a Ponytail. I wish I had a picture of my picture, but alas, you’ll have to look at the masters instead.

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So, I thought I would try another woman painting. I wanted lots of primary color because frankly, that’s the extra paint I had!

I decided on this one, because I like to lay in the backyard on my big comfy chairs and take naps, so I thought she would fit in nicely. This is The Dream. I love it.

 

 

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I bought a huge (too huge) piece of plywood from Lowe’s for $30 and went to work.

 

Work in progress in my make-shift studio…outside under an umbrella. I am finding, that Picasso is really hard to recreate because all his lines are so fluid. Although they’re simple, they represent something exact. A slight up-turn here or there really makes a difference. I guess it goes without saying, but he was truly one of the greatest artists ever.

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Finished and installed! Yes, my proportions are completely whack, but that’s what’s so cool about recreating a Picasso. It’s okay! My girl’s head is much too big and her body is too narrow. Oh well, I like her face and am happy with that. Her legs are going to be sawed off so I can hang her. (This really sounds like a horror movie plot! LOL).

 

 

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It’s a nice little spot to have a cup of tea.

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I like that I can lounge on my patio and take a nap while watching my girl taking a nap.

 

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I signed it and gave credit where credit is due.

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2 thoughts on “Picasso Rip-Off Garden Art

  1. It looks great! I think the fact that it looks a bit “off” makes it fit in that couch better to the outside. If it wasn’t surrounded by trees and shrubs it may look out of place but they’re there!! 😉

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