The Museum of Modern Art in New York City runs a youtube channel. In it, they show how some of the most famous artists of the last century painted their iconic works. The one I’ve linked below shows how Yayoi Kusama painted her mural sized Infinity Net. In the process of painting the sample, I was able to get a glimpse of the mind of Kusama. This art isnt exactly my cup of tea, but I got a lot out of watching over the artist’s shoulder.
“How to paint like Yayoi Kusama”
The featured image is one of my watercolor paintings, inspired by Yayoi Kusama.
This series is a group of three paintings I painted one right after another. They came out stark and beautiful, and all used the same palette. The inspiration came, strangely enough from the recently reissued Life magazine’s, “Mary, Blessed Art Thou Among Women”. You can fine the link here. More specifically, the picture of Jeruselum.
I loved the burnt Siena againgst the gold of the orange sky. And this is what came from it.
These were a joy to paint. I can only hope they’re as much of a joy to look at.
The Inez Grant Parker memorial rose garden outside Balboa park (top) and the Case de Balboa (bottom). So lovely!