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Monday, 4 October 2010

Something completely different .........

..... hiya folks, I mentioned a few months ago that I was taking GCSE Art at the school I work, well that's all changed now and I'm taking A Level ( I must be bonkers.... pmsl), drawing isn't my strong point and that's a massive understatement.... lol!!!!!  I'm looking at the work of Amadeo Modigliani, (mainly cos his portraits are fairly simple to draw).  I'm also looking at Mixed Media artists too.

This is one of my paintings inspired by Modligliani, incorporating some Mixed Media. It's a 10" x 8" canvas board.  I've used K & Co papers for the background, bubble wrap prints. My lady was painted with a mix of Acrylic paint and Caran D'Ache Neo II water soluble crayons.  I've added some tulle for texture, lots of Gesso and a die cut butterfly for added interest.



 I may start another blog with my Mixed Media Art interests and journalling. There are so many incredible blogs out there with amazingly talented artists, I have to say that Peggy, over at The Bliss Factory is one of my favourites, her work is truly awesome, not to mention inspirational.

Well that's my lil something completely different, I would love to know what you think, if you hate/dislike it please don't hesitate to let me know as all critism is very welcome.

Thanks for popping by my lil oasis
ttfn xx vicki xx

18 comments:

Peggy / Blissfactory said...

Hi Vicki, thanks for mentionning my name and for the sweet comment on my blog.
As you said Modigliani's portraits are simple to draw ... well they seem simple to draw. But there are so much emotion coming from them and you captured it very well. The background is great and I would love to have your lady's skin tone ! :o)
Keep up the good work, I look forward to see your next paintings, I am a new follower !
Hugs
Peggy

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Vicki
Wow fabulous well done and good luck with your A level
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Julie said...

Well Vicki you must be a very apt student cos I'm not looking at this piece of art and thinking that drawing isn't your strong point. Looks fab to me.

Dotty Jo said...

Goodness Vicki, you must be delighted with this - it's gorgeous! I wish I could draw/paint as beautifully as this! I am also a BIG fan of Peggy's lovely artwork. Have you ever visited Dian Duda's blog - kinda quirky, but also amazing! Good luck with your course, Jo x

Teresa said...

Fantastic piece of art Vicki. hugs Teresa xx

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Vicki this is stuunning love the colours and good luck with the A level.
Hugs Linda

coops said...

wow this is fantastic vicki.your texture is fab and i love the lady.she has such emotion in her face and the whole canvas has a lovely dreamlike feel.i love it :)

xx coops xx

Tasha said...

Wow this is fantastic Vicki, i loe the style and the colours. Such a fabulous painting
love tasha xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great.. I love the soft colors and the face is so pretty!

xxx Susi

nessy said...

oh vicki ~just amazing ~congrats on taking your art a level!!
vanessa xx
well i went to some art classes/course when aaron was first at nursey and one day we did a life study of a lady model (clothed) and the teacher said after staring for a while at my finished sketch, that modligliani was my style....mmmmmmmm not good at people , so i stuck to apples and vases!! LOL ~ maybe it was a compliment then????

xGemmax said...

Its amazing, well done!
hugs and xxx

Maja said...

This is absolutely amazing! My congratulations!

Kristin said...

This is just wonderful!!! I love it - found you through Willow and looking forward to more, Kristin xo

jennifer said...

Hiya, found my way here through Willow. This is beautiful, I think you'll do very well at A level! xx

Philwebservices said...

Nice...i love it..keep it up

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. I bought a Kelley Rae Roberts book and just did a painting similar to yours. I'm giving it to my daughter for Christmas. Yours is such a beauty.

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Michelle said...

Your artwork is gorgeous Vicki, I love that you have combined art with crafting, I wish you all the best with the rest of your course xx