Thursday, 1 August 2013

Inspired by Francis Picabia

Hi and welcome followers, friends, fellow bloggers.  Back again for a last minute post over at Tando Creative.  This one has been a major challenge, in the end a lot of fun but definitely well up there on the out of your comfort zone scale of 1 to 10.  The challenge is Favourite Artist.  Now I had an idea a while ago but that got sidetracked so I decided to consult the book Modern Art 1890 - 1918 by Jean Clay.  Modern huh??  Everything is relative I suppose.  Maybe I should mention that I am very bad at drawing.  No, I mean very bad.  This was a big challenge.  Anyway I was really taken by Francis Picabia Portrait of Mme Robbie de Massot.  If you want to check it out you will have to look it up cos I didn't want to upset any copyright laws.   Anyway this is my version.  The original is definitely worth a look and has eyebrows that don't look like Groucho's!!

I used coffee filters in white and brown for the face and hair.  Button eyes, a metal key from Korthobby tinted with black paint for the nose, Tando Creative mini leaf for the mouth and  two pieces from Work of Parts Come Fly With Me for those amazing eyebrows.  More charms from Korthobby in the hair, card candi, Mowed Lawn DI, white acrylic paint and Pebeo Porcelain black outline for the line.  It's art lovely.  Thanks to Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953) for the inspiration.  Mona Lisa eat your heart out.....

Joining the fun at
Tando Creative Challenge 
Eclectic Paperie e-team picks challenge - Kitchen Papers - I used coffee filters
Korthobby Utfordring - Fargerikt

Thanks for dropping by.  Take care and remember get out of your comfy chair and craft on.......


  1. ooooo this is really original and funny, I love it !!! Thank you very much for having joined us at Tando Creative Ionabunny ! Coco x

  2. Great piece of art, love it.

    Sylv xx


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