This month Ayala is hosting this challenge to paint pictures based upon the work of the artist Modigliani. I started this week and have made pretty good progress. The first one I completed was this watercolor:
based upon this painting:
It's a reasonably accurate representation, and I got some good experience working with my watercolors. But. . .
it many ways, it didn't really feel like me. So, I stared at this painting for a while:
And looked at an article called "Narrative Collage" by Anne E. Quinlan in the Jan./Feb. 2009 edition of Cloth Paper Scissors, and I came up with this:
Now that's much better! Much more me! And very much where I want all this painting practice to be able to take me in my art journaling. I've got a representational acrylic painting in the works and another narrative collage. Thanks Ayala for encouraging me to practice and for giving me the opportunity to find my muse.