Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Inspired again.....

Another piece for 'Art Journal Journey 'Inspired by' challenge.
and as I had so much fun with the Modigliani style painting  I did last week, I really wanted to create another piece inspired by him again. Its mixed media with some collage and a digital quote by Marcel Proust.

I had fun with patterns and mark-making on this and it was a bit of a journey which started with blue card -  a friend gave me a stack of A4 blue and pale yellow card that she didn't want so I am making good use of it :)

I used torn bits from books, dabbing on white paint with no real plan at this point

I used acrylic paint. gouache & Neocolour 2's

The stamped bubbles were using an old wooden stamp made by 'Anitas'

Its sort of looking a bit better - sort of :)

Added lots more colour and defining the lady more

I traced (on tracing paper) over the shape of hair to make a template for her hair which I then cut out of patterned paper and then made a template also for her dress and did the same. 
The beads for the necklace and earrings were done using a shiny red paint used for Pergamano.
The digital quote is by Marcel Proust and the font is called Cheddar Salad BTN Cameo'.
I wanted a quote that fitted with the lack of eyes which are often seen in Modigliani paintings.

The quote says:
 The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking
 new landscapes,
 but in having new eyes.  

Thats all for today... have a great day
and thanks for stopping by
Gill x  


  1. Fantastic portrait, really inspired. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh Gill. I think Mogdiliani is a muse for you. I love this lady too. I particularly like how she seems all dressed up for a party! I hope we shall seem some more inspiration similar to this one (and the last post too). Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

  3. Another wowser of a Modigliani style painting dear Gill and how great to see the progress - it's a fab tutorial as well!I LOVE your unique Lady! She looks GRGEOUS!
    You are such a great inspiration with your art! You really made me happy with all your fantastic pages! ♥♥♥♥♥
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your amazing support of the challenge!
    Hugs, Susi

  4. I’ve been complaining about my gimpy keyboard for awhile, but my mouse has always worked great. That is, until today. I had to buy a new mouse just so I could maneuver between blogs. That’s why I’m really late visiting.

    I agree with Erika. I believe Modigliani is your muse. I adore this and how you took us through the various layers and processes you used in order to create this beauty. I was SO impressed with the background, as well as the focal image. This is stunning. Thanks for sharing this latest entry. I LOVE your theme at Art Journal Journey.

  5. So glad you created another in this style Gill, I LOVE it when people show how it all came to be. I'm already thinking of pottery in this style! You really do set my creativity on fire, so glad I found you.
    Have a super creative day Tracey xx

  6. Another wonderful painting Gill and I loved seeing your process photos of her creation. Love the quote too.

    Another hot day here, but I think it's set to cool down slightly later in the weekend - I might be a better blogger then!
    Avril xx

  7. Its a fabulous painting Gill, thanks for sharing the how to... photos,
    Yvonne xx

  8. A wonderful creation, Gill and I love the quote. xx

  9. What an inspiring page, love the step by step and the fabulous outcome...following you now..[aussie aNNie blog]

  10. Beautiful page! It looks like you had so much fun creating this mixed media piece and I certainly had lots of fun following along to see how it developed - perfect 😁. We are still enjoying the sunshiny days of summer and have been staying cool, we have found walking in the shade of the trees at Lytham Hall very agreeable 😉. I hope you have had a lovely week! J 😊 x

  11. Another fabulous "Modigliani" page, Gill. I have to admit the missing eyes are very unsettling. I hope you'll paint her again when she gets her new eyes ;-) The steps of how you created her are very helpful. I love what you did with the bubble stamp. I need one of those.

  12. This is just fabulous Gill...and inspiring! I think I would need to practice a lot to create anything half as good as this! Hugs,Chrisx

  13. Brilliant Modigliani style painting! It is much fun to read and see how your wonderful page was created - some incredible steps!


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