Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Catch up and WOYWW

Over at Art Journal Journey which is hosted by the lovely and very talented Susi this months theme is 'The Masters' It is a chance for us to pay tribute to some of our favourite famous artists by creating something in their style.
Since my recent blog break I have been very lax and not joined in with AJJ but today I have put that right. So this post is for both AJJ and WOYWW

Firstly here is my desk.

On it you will see a book of postcards illustrating the work of 'Modigliani' from which I took inspiration for this.

coloured pencil on 
5x7 inch black paper.

For this I used coloured pencils, a medium that I am not yet comfortable with as mentioned in a previous post, as I usually work mainly in acrylics.

 I was inspired to try working on black paper after seeing a beautiful piece created by a very talented artist Judith Logan-Farias over on her blog Judith Logan Art. If you haven't already come across her work you are certainly in for a treat.

I want to send out a BIG thank to all who visit my blog and for leaving such lovely comments especially those sending their congratulations on the sale of a couple of my paintings recently.

Thanks for visiting. x


  1. Lovely journal page, thanks for this lovely contribution to Art Journal Journey! Valerie

  2. Wow, you really did capture the look of a Modigliani...clever you!
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

  3. What a beautiful contribution to AJJ ! It gives a great effect here that you have drawn on black paper! Have to try this once.... Thank you for this beautiful entry and the compliments ♥♥♥

  4. great Modigliani now I am off to see the link

  5. That's a beautiful piece of work! Have a fab week, Chris # 8

  6. Love your little creative space. So fun and love getting to know you more. :)

    PS Just left my response on your Sunday Sketches piece. Terribly sorry for the late comment. xx

  7. Lovely work, and very Modigilani-ish! I think it looks great on the black background. thanks so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week,

  8. Thanks Carol for the wee plug! And it's great to see your Cp piece on black paper. I have tried to leave several comments, to no avil, so I hope this one works!

  9. Lovely journal page. I'm looking into using coloured pencils a bit more in my art too. I have three or four sets but I never use them. I only stroke them, LOL! I'm intrigued with AJJ - I followed your link to have a look. It seems very popular! I might give it a go too! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #39

  10. Love the journal pages, gorgeous art work.
    Hope you have a great crafty week, Angela x 28

  11. Your piece is so beautiful. The black paper really works and your pencil work is fabulous. I finally bought a proper journal this week and now I can journal too.
    Have a great week,
    Von #23

  12. Different and yet your style shines through!

  13. Great journal page, great art, well done on the sales too. Helen 4

  14. I like your work, you are right Modigliani made some wonderful portraits, Interesting you choose him for the challenge.
    Gabriele 26

  15. Excellent work, Fuzzie - quite a challenge to emulate the style of the masters! Yours is great. Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment, and I'm glad you like my latest soaps - I wish we could have scratch and sniff Internet so you could smell how wonderful the natural fragrances are! I was amazed when my hubby produced his little treasure as I'd never seen it before and he said he'd had it for ages. Well, that's hubbies for you, I suppose - he never tells me anything lol!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #33

  16. Congratulations on the sales - I just went and had a peek, beautiful work!

    Thanks for all your links in this post too - I am going to check out Judiths blog and AJJ. I just love your Modligliani piece - I would say you are making friends with those coloured pencils very well ;)

    Carmen x #52

  17. We saw a big Modigliani exhibition in Toronto a few years ago. I was so lucky to find an old print of the man himself in a lovely frame on my local secondhand market and paid just £10 for it. The postcards we have are in a triple frame and look great in our kitchen next to the print and a little canvas done in his style.
    Your piece is really good, you've captured his style so well. Black is great to work on I've used coloured pencil crayons before now to make a couple of black page journals.
    Enjoyed your page Carol.
    Lynn xx

  18. Wow, I'm always so impressed with people who can draw and paint I'm completely rubbish at both.

  19. Lovely masters inspired work. I am a paper cutter, can't draw to save my life...but I am the comic relief when we play Pictionary LOL. Keep smiling and creating.