March 2, 2012

WIP angel and another challenge!

Here's the finished little angel. I was going to make it like my little statue, looking like rough stone, but I didn't like it, so I gave it more human skin tones. I love the background color! It's fluid acrylic and medium, so it is really slippery and translucent. The scanner can't quite capture the look of it.


This month, I will be working on Modigliany.  
It's All About Mo  Not "me", mo!

Want to play with me? Here's the plan:
*You will select 4 paintings of Modigliany.  See some HERE It doesn't matter that 15 people do the same, and only one does another. Each person picks the four they like best.
*You will work each week in ONE painting, so you have 7 days to sketch, layer, paint, repaint... and finish.
*Based on his work, with your twist. Or if you want to go as close as you can, that's fine too.
*Post at the end of the week, which by now will be less than 7 days, but let's say every weekend. Easy piece lemon peasy.

Modigliani has beautiful complicated but simple backgrounds. Many of his portraits have long necks and show eyes with no definition of iris and ball.... so frustrating for an obsessive eye-person like me, but so mysterious!

No one is asking for perfection... just have fun and discover something new in you. Make it yours, the challenge is to enjoy it. 
UPDATE It is perfectly fine to copy the masters as an exercise, to improve or technique or to practice. But It is not ok to copy any image to sell, that is infringement of copyright as we all know, but I wanted to  take note here :o)

Come grab the challenge button if you want it, in the side of the blog. (Copy text, paste in a html/java gadget)
Let's see where our brushes take us!

26 comments:

  1. Another amazing challenge!! I'll see if I can try it. I love lng necks! :)

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  2. Your angel is very sweet! The challenge sounds like fun!

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  3. You finished your little angel and e looks so beautiful.This would be great in any playroom, as a protector for the children.

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  4. Your angel is very sweet. The expression in the face is precious.

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  5. Love your challenge idea and will definitely consider it. One of the best classes I ever took was an art journaling class with Dina Wakley where we drew inspiration from master artists.
    Rinda

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  6. Oooh - I love Modigliani - your challenge sounds like LOTS of fun!

    Even though I wasn't able to officially join your faces challenge (even though I really wanted to). I ended up creating 29 face in February and posted about it here:
    http://kristindudish.blogspot.com/2012/02/29-faces.html

    xo
    Kristin

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  7. Is it our version of Mo, Or a painting of his in our style?
    I think i want to join!! but let me know which is it?

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    1. Based on his work, with your twist. Or if you want to go as close as you can, that's fine too. Make it yours, the challenge is to enjoy it

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  8. I love it!!! Count me in :) So staring Monday? I'm Guessing?

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    1. Yes, go select from his art and start when you are ready :o)

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  9. Your angel is a darling! I'm doing another challenge right now, sorry!!! But, I will be checking in with you Martha ;o)

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    1. That's ok as long as you are having fun! ♥

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  10. Love this idea! Thank you for another fun challenge. This is indeed a challenge! I have always loved Modigliani because I the simplicity of his style but upon closer inspection, I can see that there's a whole lot going on in his singular style as you mentioned with his backgrounds. I'm going to try anyway. If nothing appears under my name you will know that I have utterly failed!

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    1. Thanks, Abril, for the vote of confidence! :-)

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  11. sweet little angel, I like the background too!

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  12. Your angel is beautiful. Scanners never seem to capture the magic, do they?

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  13. Your angel came out so nicely! I love the colors you used...that bright yellow-y background really compliments those lilac shadows.

    Thank you again for hosting the 29 faces challenge - I really enjoyed coming up with so many different ideas for portraits! I've finally completed mine :)

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  14. Adorable cherub, nice job.
    I would luv to participate in your Modigliani challange but very slow when it comes to painting so maybe I'd be good for one if I try it. Will ponder the idea. great paint challange.

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  15. How timely! I've been wanting to challenge myself to begin drawing people! I'm doing some other challenges, but I'm going to try to keep up with this one as well. Thanks for the great idea, Ayala!

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  16. How do we post our paintings? Do we just make a comment with a link to our blog post? Thanks!

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    1. I guess I can open a page for it.

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  17. Sounds like fun! Shall have to find the time to try and play

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  18. Your angel is beautiful. Love the colors!
    Good luck with your new challenge!

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  19. Finally finished the challenge - my last one is at this link:
    http://gallorganico.blogspot.com/2012/05/ppf-my-final-modigliani.html
    Rinda

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