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Friday, 19 October 2012

Modigliani and Winners

Hi, its Paint Party Time again, Fridays certainly come around quickly.  Last Friday I promised if  I got my attempts of some of Modigliani's paintings I would show them today.  Well they are not the best you have ever seen................lol      but here they are.............!

Portrait of Lunia Czechowska

Girl with Braids
(Her eyes are not as blue as this photo displays, for some reason the camera wants them this vibrant blue, which is totally different from how they really are)
Both have been painted in Acrylics on  Canvas Pad/Paper.
I have come to like Modigliani, the only thing that disturbs me is when his portraits do not show the sitters eye balls, as in the first one.  Quite like the long necks and sharp angles.  It has certainly been a very interesting exercise.

Today in Art Class we have to draw and paint either a picture of ourselves in this style or someone else. Hmmm will see how that goes.........we then take a two week break and on return we tackle a Watercolour Exercise.............have to tell you am total rubbish with watercolours and to make it worse it will be still life.........cripes.

Am pleased to announce the two winners of the Gatefold ATC's are Lynn of Fushia's Crafty Notions and Carol of  Crafty Stamper    If you email me your addresses will get them posted off ASAP.

Am off to Class now, but will catch up with you this afternoon.  Thank you for popping in, take care of yourselves and have a happy weekend.  Hugs Annette xx

60 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Netty, these look amazing, you can see the Modigliani influence straight away, very clever indeed!
Congrats to your winners too!

Anesha said...

Great paintings. Have a lovely weekend.

Brenda Brown said...

Love the style and colours of these two Annette. Enjoy your class.
Hugs Brenda xox

Lottie said...

Congratulation winners

I love these, i have never painted with acryllics and its years and years since I did any painting at all.

I might see if there are any art classes near me.

I enquired a few years ago but the prices were astronomical - they were run by the adult education service.

Deborah said...

When I saw the first one, without reading the heading, I immediately thought of Modigliani. Both are wonderful.

florenceandfreddie said...

Wonderful work Netty. Enjoy your class and the weekend.
Hugs,
Florence xx

hazel said...

I love your paintings Netty - they're fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Pam said...

Your two paintings are just amazing Annette! Very cool style of portraits too! Congrats to your winners!

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous paintings Annette.xxx

NatashaMay said...

They look fantastic. Love Modigliani as well. :) Congrats to winners!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Both are excellent ~ lovely women ~ class is agreeing with you! ~ So creative you are ~

(A Creative Harbor)

thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

denthe said...

These are beautiful! Love the strong colours.

crafty-stamper said...

Your paintings are amazing I really envy people who can draw and paint my son has his own tatto studio and his artwork is amazing he also gives me tips on my promarker colouring lol Thank you for picking me as an ATC winner I will treasure it
Carol x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Your paintings are really fabulous art works.You are so talented, typical Modigliani, I love him also. Love both of your creations.
Wish you a happy weekend, my dear Netty.

Debbie said...

These portraits are looking really good. I'm envious of your art class, even if you have to do still lifes! :) It sounds like you're enjoying it in spite of yourself.

Tammie Lee said...

these are wonderful.
i love the long necks.
it would be interesting to do a self portrait in this style....

Terry said...

These are gorgeous, Netty! Have a fun class! Congratulations to the winners! Hugs!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I really like Girl with braids. Well done. Fun to try new things. HPPF

Victoria said...

Oh wow Annette!! Super fabulous works!! Both so very stunning! Love the feel of paint and texture on the first..and her wonderful fleshtones...her long gorgeous neck..she is amazing!! wow!
and the Girl with braids..totally love her..I wear braids too..she is dazzling....her eyes very open and soulful and awake..i love that! and she looks on the verge of speaking..she is remarkable!
Hugs..this was beautiful
happy wkd to you!
Victoria
Congrats to the winners!

1CardCreator said...

These are both beautiful and I am sure you will learn a lot and do well with the watercolors.

craftattack said...

Wonderful paintings! Thanks for all your good wishes, hugs, Valerie

Robin Panzer Art said...

I think you've done a splendid job of these Nettie! Happy PPF!

Karin said...

great paintings! have a nice weekend!

Leovi said...

I love these beautiful portraits.

Lindsay Drya said...

Beautiful portraits!

Sherry said...

Your paintings are fabulous Annette - I especially love the Girl With Braids one. I'm ashamed to admit I've never heard of that artist! Painting yourself in their style sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy your class and have a lovely weekend x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

both look brilliant !
HAPPY PPF!

minnemie said...

These are wonderful. Very well done!

Gloria said...

Congrats to the winners. Love the long neck, it's Fridaish. Both your pieces are awesome. Nice going Netty. Enjoy your class.

Linda said...

Gorgeous paintings Netty! The first one shows such elegance and the second one a sweet innocence. Happy PPF!

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic paintings!!! Great essence!

Faye said...

Such a fantastic job of doing art ala Modigliani. I never noticed that about the eyeballs before. Funny.

Christine said...

very nice, I do get than sense of him!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great paintings.

Kristin said...

Awe, love love love! And the first one with the neck is so fab! xoxo

Catherine... said...

Hi Nettie, love your Modigliani paintings...I tried my hand at modigliani esque style this summer. I really liked the result. Very different from what I normally do. Agree with you...prefer the ones with proper eyes, the others make me feel uncomfortable... :)

Jo Murray said...

Modigliani is a favourite of mine...and you've done him justice. Congrats to the winners.

kat said...

Netty these are very beautiful, well done, happy week-end to you too! xx

Meggymay said...

Two fantastic paintings, the second one would be my favourite, the eyes have it for me.
Yvonne x

Healing Woman said...

Sounds like a very rough exercise to draw or paint yourself as someone else might! This should be interesting.

soulbrush said...

I absolutely love these- specially the first one- and as you've seen I have also been stimulated by Modigliani lately- one of my fave artists. Happy PPF Netty dear.

Debbie said...

these are both so good Netty! I'm looking forward to the watercolors.

pauline said...

holy moly Netty, these are GREAT. I love them both. That turquoise background on the second one is out of this world. And i laughed at the word "cripes"... i hadn't heard that in a long time. (my dad used to say it). LOL. Keep painting. That first one is absolutely in the style of Modigliani. Beautiful work Netty. xox

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Oh, Netty... your Modigliani portraits are really beautiful. I think they are my favorites of yours this year. Really lovely. Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Brilliant portraits, Netty!
Love, love, love them!
You are so very talented!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Linda Cain said...

GREAT job! Love them both!

~Linda

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love them both but the first one captures the feel of his work perfectly... xx

LilliBean Designs said...

Lovely style and colours. It sounds like an awesome class x

June Nelson said...

Wow brilliant me darlin y our sooo uber talented big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

Sharon said...

OMG these are just stunning! WOW!!!

Ayala Art said...

Lovely Modiglianis!

Giggles said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them both! Excellent job, can't wait to see the self portrait!! Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs Giggles

Laura Moore said...

Great paintings Netty and very in-keeping with the style.

Sue said...

The long necks are really a joy and I like the too-blue eyes as you refer to them. You will be great with the watercolours:)
xx

Annabelle said...

Hi Netty,

You captured Modigliani's style beautifully; both are amazing.You are certainly learning a lot from your art classes…. enjoy.

~^..^~
Annabelle

missy k said...

Hi Netty

fellow Merlin fan!

I love your two portraits.... especially the girl with the braids.

Good luck with the watercolours!!!

Karenx

Marjie Kemper said...

These are fantastic! It's interesting what you said about the whites of the eyes not showing. I feel the same way but had never considered it before. Love that long neck on top.

Linda R said...

Oh wow.. These look amazing. I love both of them. Wonderful job my friend.

Hugs~

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow, I love the girl with the braid.

baileyrosy.com said...

You do yourself a great injustice Annette, these are absolutely stunning ! I wish I had half of your talent.

Marie