Hope you have enjoyed your weekend.
Today the weather was a bit quieter after the past stormy days, and we even got some glimpses of the sun today, so that was nice!
My inspiration for Art Journal Journey today came from Amedeo Modigliani. He is best known for his portraits of his long necked ladies, but I was fascinated by this portrait of Paul Guillaume, painted in 1916. Guillaume was an art-dealer and collector in Paris, and his huge collection can be viewed today in the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris. This face fascinated me because of its strangeness, and the way the eyes are painted. It makes me want to know more about why Modigliani painted him this way. I used an A3 brush-wipe page, which I stamped, spayed and dripped. I drew and painted the face onto paper, using water colours, pastel chalks and charcoal, and glued the face to the background after it had been cut out. I wrote a quote from Modigliani around the head because I found it fitting: 'When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes'.
Today I walked to Schloss Kalkum to visit the ducks. I saw this hunter and his dog on a roof near the castle.
This tree always flowers in winter:
The ducks looks like they are standing around gossiping - perhaps they were!
The sun kept trying to find a way through the clouds
Here's wishing you all a good start in the new week!
Take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!