Jan 31st is the last day for Art Journal Journey's monthly challenge of "Inspired by The Masters II" and also Mix It Monthly's challenge of "Color Blocks". It has been so much fun for me mostly combining the two into one journal page. Thank you Susi and Conny - I can't wait to hear about February's themes! Now, I hadn't planned on creating another page around the themes-until I read a comment from Arnoldo regarding a portrait painting I did last week. He said my portrait resembled the work of Modigliani. Well, I had not heard of this artist so of course I looked him up. I channeled this artist without even knowing it! After looking at Amedeo Modigliani's paintings I decided I had to do a portrait specifically inspired by him. And here it is:
"Woman In Big Hat"
Modigliani is known for his portraits and nudes with elongated faces and figures in the modern style. What I did differently was to use a colorful background, where as his backgrounds were very muted.
Here is my initial sketch:
This was done with a Stabilo All pencil over a page I had glued strips of gelli plate deli paper prints. Not sure if I'm done with my portrait yet because something is telling me to give her a flower for her hat:)
Much thanks to Arnoldo for inspiring me to learn about and create around another master! If you don't know of Arnoldo please visit his blog. You can find his art on many various challenges. Arnoldo is a diverse artistic talent whose dedication to his family and his God is admirable. I am so glad to have met him through the awesome Paint Party Friday blog!
Linking to Art Journal Journey; Art Journal Every Day; Express Your Creativity; Mix It Monthly and Paint Party Friday.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I am finishing up a few more cards to get in the mail on time. I'm not going to show the group of them I am finishing but here's one I did while making the others:
I used scraps of gelli plate printed papers along with a bit of washi tape. Linking this card to the Simon Wednesday challenge blog (theme is "anything goes").
Thanks so much for popping in, for all your comments, AND for inspiring me! Have a fun filled, art filled weekend. I know some of you will be having Super Bowl parties and watching the game :)
" It is your duty in life to save your dream." Amedeo Modigliani