Basically, Jacqueline’s passions were Photography and Calligraphy. Teaching high school art, she was awarded a grant to The Schools of the Art Institute of Chicago in July 2008 and again as an alumni in 2010. They used oil paints, not acrylics. Jacqueline loved that she could have time to reblend colors and alter the image in the slightest way. As it turned out, all her large canvas (2×4 +) were studies of women, whose portraits she photographed.
This was Jacqueline’s first painting in 2008 at the Art Institute of Chicago. Matisse was a major influence in my high school art class room and my own work. His cut paper shapes are layered in the background. The woman is from a live figure drawing I had done previously.
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