Thursday, 15 January 2015

More Modigliani

Hi Everybody!

Yesterday went by quicker than I can think, where does the time go?


For 'Inspired by the Masters' at Art Journal Journey I have once again been inspired by Modigliani. His very expressive portraits have really got me in their clutches just now! I used an A3 brush-wipe, smear, spray  and drip page for the background. The page was rather crinkled, as it had been squashed under something else, so I ironed it. Now I have the good feeling that I really did some ironing this week! I drew the portrait onto paper, painted it with water-colours and pastels, fussy cut it and glued it to the background. I added some more pastels round the head to make it blend better with the background. I love the quote of Modigliani that I have used here. I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.






This morning started off well:



This blackbird is always the first in the queue for breakfast:


The hawk was dosing in the tree:


Met this thrush down by the river:


The water is wide and getting wider:


I'm glad I'm not standing by the pole taking my pictures:



And I love this lamp in the middle of the trees:


Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!


40 comments:

  1. Was für ein herrliches Portrait und ich bin stolz auf Dich, dass Du gebügelt hast diese Woche...lol!
    Julia hat mir so einen netten Spruch gesagt gestern:

    Mein Wäscheplan:

    Waschen - dann mal
    zusammenlegen- vielleicht dann irgendwann mal
    bügeln - hi hi hi

    Die Seite ist ein Traum und Deine Fotos auch Valerie!
    Einen wunderschönen Donnerstag!
    Bussi
    Susi

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    1. Ihr Plan ist ganz nach meinem Geschmack!

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  2. Beautiful interpretation today! Hope the water stops rising soon. Interesting placement of that lamp.

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  3. I am really enjoying popping round to see your latest work of art. great work today, I am a fan of the white writing and love the expression on your bloke :). Your photos are, as always, are inspiring :) I love the one where the lamp looks like it is randomly growing in amongst the trees :) I expect to see the characters from Narnia :) T x

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  4. Wonderful portrait, love the colours. Great photos, too, sorry it is still so wet! Have a lovely day, Val, and take care! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Fabulous artwork Valerie with such an expressive face even without the eyes.

    Great photographs but the one with the lamp in the tree is magical.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie

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  6. Ha, ha, like your idea of ironing Valerie! You are such a wonderful painter, this portrait,,like,yesterday's one, is fabulous! Have a great day. Xx

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    1. Yeah, that's my idea of a week's worth of ironing!

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  7. Was für ein wunderbares und ausdruckstarkes Portrait! Ganz toll! Gefällt mir sehr!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  8. Gorgeous art as always Valerie! Love that shot of the lamp post through the trees! Have a wonderful day today! until next time, big hugs :)

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  9. What a great quote to match the excellent portrait you painted! I think it is also our duty to LIVE our dreams! Hugs!

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  10. Hi Valerie. Hope you are doing good. I love how in all your walks there is a story. Your photos are awesome as always. Love the quote and your portrait. That lamp is my favorite as well. Perhaps it's there to guide the way.

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  11. Dieser Künstler liegt dir total - wieder super geworden dein Bild! Jetzt hast du schon eine tolle Modigliani-Portraitreihe!
    LG Ulrike

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  12. Wow Valerie this is fab! I love your background and the translucent quality of your image. I knew nothing about this guy so had to google him to find out more - most artists have tortured lives don't they- I'm glad I just play with bits of paper lol xx

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  13. This is gorgeous. I really like how you wrap your words around the image, as though they are embracing the person.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  14. Liebe Valerie, deine Modigliani sind traumschön. Immer wieder neu interpretiert...
    Danke für Deine Worte bei mir, ich denke, du hast den Nagel auf den Kopf getroffen.
    Liebe Grüße zu dir
    Erika

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  15. Love your journal page today!!!! That lamp is very interesting... looks like the trees just grew up and around it.

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  16. Love your page, and the quote too, it looks lovely the way you print it around your subject like that too. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  17. Wow - das ist ja wieder fantastisch!!!! Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  18. What personalities your two Modiglianis have, they are quite a pair, maybe a couple? They do look tired out, maybe they've been doing too much ironing. These are quite remarkable portraits with their intense colour.
    I never know what kind of art I will find here, such a huge variety day after day.
    Congratulations on your new DT spot, I think you'll have lots of fun over there too.

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  19. Well I certainly didn't do too much ironing, but I still feel tired....

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  20. Fabulous artwork Valerie and the dozing hawk really made me smile.
    Hello from the wild, wet and windy South Coast!!!
    Fliss xx

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  21. Ich bin mal wieder begeistert - eine wunderschöne Seite.

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  22. A fantastic portrait, love the photos and especially the lamp through the trees.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. Hello kindred..wow.such beautiful art..very powerful and always a joy to see! I love your photos..gorgeous..all the birds tug at my heart, so beautiful..and wonderful skies and trees..poetry!
    Thanks always
    Victoria

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  24. Was für ein tolles Portrait und der Hintergrund ein Farbenrausch. Wirklich super!!!
    LG Barbara

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  25. Wunderschöne Aufnahmen sind das wieder, aber das Bild ist einfach einmalig! Klasse!
    ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  26. Wow Valerie, another AMAZING portrait! Stunning expression in his face! Love how he sits on that colourful background. The tissue tape looks great on there too, Modigliani perfection, I think this is one of my all time favourite pieces of yours!

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  27. Was für tolle Stimmungsfotos wieder und Dein Modigliani Farbrausch Wer ist der Knaller!
    LG Anja

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  28. When the inspiration strikes- Paint!! Love this one also- Your backgrounds are just gorgeous! xo

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  29. You really are a wonderful artist Valerie. Boy do I ever love this piece and the quote - wow! I am so used to hearing " it's your duty to do this ... it's your duty to do that .... do your duty". I have never once heard " it's my duty to save my dream". It is very nice to actually hear those words. As always, wonderful post!
    Sandy xx

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  30. Another great painting. They really are luminous -the colours are wonderful.

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  31. I'm loving these Modigliani inspired pieces...just gorgeous!! And thats the best kind of ironing to do in my books... I rarely iron anymore...except if my paints are wrinkled!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  32. I love this Valerie. At first sight I thought you had superimposed one of his works on your background. Great work!. I am a fan of Modigliani and did a piece for AJJ 'Inspired by the Masters' last time around. I am hoping to fit another in before time runs out for this months challenge.

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  33. wonderful photographs and artwork.

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  34. Very interesting this painting! Lovely birds, pretty pictures!

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  35. Wet, wet, wet. Same here in Finland, the water has risen a lot.

    I love the color world in your work, it's so intense and powerful, Valerie!!

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