Saturday, 6 February 2016

Madame Kisling

Hi Everybody!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

For Art Journal Journey, if music be the food of love, I have an A3 mixed media page, meant also for 99 faces.  I painted the background with acrylics using my scratchy brush. I copied the face from Modigliani's painting of Madame Kisling, which he painted in Paris in 1917. I love his style, and have already copied a lot of his portraits. For me it is a wonderful way to learn how the artist painted. I used a mix of acrylics, water colours and pastel chalks for the face. When it was dry I cut it out and collaged it onto the background. I added my text and some washi tape.






Thi morning we were treated to another wonderful show:






This one was taken through the kitchen window:


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

35 comments:

  1. Liking the colours, very vibrant!

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  2. Fantastic art work, wonderful photos, hugs, Sarah

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  3. I'm also a fan of Amedeo Modigliani. He had a very distinct style and you captured it beautifully. I like the grid background and how you delineated the face using the washi tape. This is a great and well thought through entry.

    I want to apologize for the goof I made for AJJ yesterday. I had NOT gone to the AJJ blog when I created my post. I saw art that you, Susi, Yvonne, and Chrissie posted, but never once read what Hazel put on AJJ. In fact, I didn't even read about Hazel until after I had posted my entry. I guess that will teach me to check out each of these challenges before I enter them.

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  4. You have given Madame K a wonderful new life in your lovely collage Valerie! Love it.
    You have a splendid view of the sunrise...
    thank you for sharing it with us ♥
    oxo

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  5. One of my all time favourite artists okay it is a very long list but still, one of my absolute favourites.
    Your art is a wonderful tribute to Modigliani.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. ooohh wow,dein bild ist großartig und ähnelt dem künstler Modigiami sehr,ich bin ein großer fan von Modiligani.
    tolle bilder hast du wieder gemacht,mein fav ist das letzte bild.
    schönen sonntag dir.

    hugs jenny

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  7. Beautiful music piece today and wonderful pink tinged skies!

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  8. What a wonderful painting, the face is so emotive! Gorgeous sky photos too!

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  9. Beautiful artwork and photos! Happy PPF :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Faby photos today, and such a serious face....Delightful page though and your image is sweet...love your colours too.xx {aNNie}

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  11. Wow to the photographs with the amazing coloured skies Valerie.

    The portrait is terrific with such a wonderful expression it shows that you love this artist and the style of painting.

    Have a great day

    Chrissie xx

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  12. Genial gelungen Deine Madame Kisling ! Ich bin begeistert!
    Und die Sonnenaufgangsbilder sind traumhaft schön !
    Happy Sunday girlfriend!

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  13. Liebe Valerie,
    absolut genial dein Bild ebenso wie deine wundervollen Fotos. Herrlich und faszinierend.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  14. I went and looked up this painting before commenting and of course I am not surprised to see that your copy is absolutely brilliant Valerie.
    I love it!
    What beautiful skies you are having - ours was clear early this morning with a thin layer of cloud just in the wrong part of the sky where I wanted to look.. duh!
    Enjoy your day......... Gill xx

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    1. Beautiful skies here, but too much cloud, no chance to spy those planets!

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  15. What an enchanting piece of work, Valerie. I'm rather partial to Modigliani's work and you have done a wonderful tribute. Your photos are stunning - the sky is exquisite. The last photo of the bird against the red sky is breathtaking. hugs, Donna

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  16. Ganz großartig deine Malerei, tolle Farben - ein Bild zum Aufhängen!!!
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  17. Hi Valerie, Lovely painting. Super use of the music strips. Love the colours in your photos. xx

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  18. Love your art and photos this week. Those sky photos are breathtaking.

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  19. the color in your painting and the colors from your photos are beautiful, so rich,,, amazing,,

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  20. I'm not familiar with this art piece so I looked it up. You did a great job with yours.I like how it is Madame Kisling but not his exact Madame Kisling, if that makes any sense. Gorgeous sky photos too. The saying here (and you probably know it) is red sky in morning, sailors take warning. Did you weather turn stormy later? Happy rest of your weekend! :)

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  21. Wonderful painting Valerie, and the sunrise pictures are stunning.
    Avril xx

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  22. i ejoy the angular shapes in this piece. you have captured the spirit of the era. a beauty as are your sky image.

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  23. Striking face and amazing sunset, all that color! xox

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  24. beautiful art today!I haven't thought of Modigliani in a long while and had forgotten how much I love his work. All of those long lovely necks :) Great sunrise photos again. Have a wonderful day :) Busy here helping the youngest move into his new home.

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  25. My goodness! You made this difficult! Modigliani or morning photos? Both wonderful Valerie! Hugs, Chrisx

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  26. You are amazing - what else can I say. You and Donna both knock my socks off!
    Sandy xx

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  27. WOW, your Modigliani page is wonderful; so much talent and art experience. Your sunrise photos are gorgeous too. I'm going to do a music page in my journal a one of the themes. I love music, especially classical and jazz. Hugs,
    C

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  28. A fantastic painting, your ladies are all inspiring. The photos and the last one especially look awesome.
    Yvonnexx

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  29. Love your Modigliani page, such fabulous painting Valerie!!! This is my absolute favorite so far.
    Hugs, Mar

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  30. Great piece, the music washi tape is a fabulous addition. Oh my what a glorious sky, I can't believe that's your view from the kitchen, wow!! have a great day. hugs :)

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  31. Lovely painting and marvelous sunset photos. hugs, Teresa

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  32. A wonderful painting and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

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  33. Valerie, I absolutely love this- it is just gorgeous! this one has moved up to the top of my Valerie favorites list! Bravo! hugs

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