Wednesday, 19 September 2007


I remembered to look out the other portrait I did a la Modigliani. I am amazed that I painted it in 2002! How time flies! This painting was built up in patches of paint (oil) and I worked all over the canvas without bringing any one area to completion ahead of the other. I suppose this way of working made me less scared of tackling a portrait. Also I quite like Modigliani's way of painting which is not strictly representational but often had elongated faces.

I haven't had much time for art today but I did manage to make an ATC for the Time swap. I decided on a collage this time and chose my favourite subject - Chocolate Time!

I've been a bit lazy with the remaining two cards for this swap as life is a bit hectic at the moment, so I've cannibalised an abstract painting I did some time ago. I do actually think that these describe the abstract quality of time.

As you can see by the new logo I have been invited to join a new networking group for fibre and mixed media artists. It looks like it will be a friendly dynamic group so pop over there and join in - the more the merrier. 'Course, we'll never get anything done because we'll all be too busy in cyberspace! LOL

Oh yes, the reason I didn't have much time to play today is because I went to the hairdressers - for three hours! Can you believe it? I went to have highlights and lowlights and a trim - I can't believe it took so long. I'm pleased with the colour so it was worth the wait and, no, I'm not going to post a pic. :0)


imac said...

Dont worry folks, i'll get a shot while DW sleeps.haha

Truth, she looks great, as always.

Purple Missus said...

I think you've been hiding your light under a bushel Julie. These pieces of art you have posted here are wonderful. I especially like the abstracts you cannibalised.
What a lovely comment your DH made about you :)

katelnorth said...

Mine took 3 hours, too - reminds me why I don't have it done very often. At least I remembered to take my own book, so wasn't stuck with Hello! the whole time...