Category Archives: Portraits

My Modigliani

Today I finally got round to doing my version of a Modigliani.

Lunia Czechowska (1919)

I really like several of his female portraits but, I finally chose this one to do my version.  I really like the way Modigliani depicted her bone structure.  He did most of his paintings in oil but for my version I decided to have a go with soft pastels and pastel pencils.  I have posted the final painting under the Pastel Paintings tab.

Skin Tones

In today’s lesson we started to look at portraits.  We first looked at Amedeo Modigliani’s portraits to get a feel for the different ways he used for his portraits.  My art teacher had printed out some line drawings of a lady for us to practice our skin tones on.  We had brought in some pictures cut out of magazines or photos of ourselves to use as colour reference.  My art teacher advised us to use oil paints for this exercise as they are easier to blend than, Watercolours or Acrylics.

I’ve posted my portrait under the Practice Pieces tab, I’m not happy with the portrait as it stands but, I am really happy with the skin tones and so is my teacher.