Week 4: January 22 – 29 2018 – Foujita

Week Three: January 22 – 29 2018

Influencing Artist – Tsugouharu Foujita (1886 – 1968)

I discovered the work of Fujita in the Musée National d’Art Moderne at Centre G. Pompidou in Paris.  His bold shapes contrasting his delicate line work caught my attention.

Café – oil on canvas by Tsugouharu Fujita 1949


Day One:  January 22, 2018 – New York Coffee Shop Dala


Coffee shop dala and Café by Foujita

A young woman sat across from her mother a few tables away.

I decided to use pencil first. I don’t know that I’ve ever started a dala with pencil.  I felt like a fish out of water with this one and I wanted to keep her face delicate regardless of the rest of the subject matter.

Foujita often includes text in his work.  I chose to add the sign I saw through the cafe window.

Several more customers sat at the tables while my dala grew.

I added ink at the end, except the figure of the young woman.

Day Two: January 23, 2018



Day Three: January 24, 2018



Day Four: January 25, 2018





Day Five: January 26, 2018


Day Six: January 27, 2018




Day Seven: January 28, 2018


OOPS!  One Day too many – January 29, 2018


Other work by Fujita that I will use for reference throughout the week: