Oil and oil stick on paper.
A work after the painting by Amedeo Modigliani Germaine Survage With Earrings (1918). Germaine Survage was the wife of Léopold Survage (1879-1968), a Finish-born painter of Russian descent who was Modigliani’s friend.
One way to create movement with a stationary image (such as a seated portrait) is to position the figure so as to emphasize a curved or diagonal line. In this case one can draw an imaginary slanted “S” from the top of the hair line down the right side of the face, neck, down the right shoulder and bust. Unconsciously this snake like movement creates a flow that energizes the picture. Additionally, I was drawn by Modigliani’s use of yellow and gold hues for her eyes.