Monday, July 16, 2012

Paul Klee with melon ice

Hi you all. Today is the last ice-cream menu at Kristin's Summer of Colour, and this time it's melon ice with chocolate chips. Once again, not something that fits into my fave ice cream scheme, but interesting to paint with. I chose Paul Klee as my modern artist this week. His works are influenced by impressionism, cubism and surrealism, and he was a Professor at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf until forced to flee in 1934 after the National Socialists came to power.His work, and that of many others was banned as being *degenerate*.  I have chosen an early work of Klee's, from 1914. The background has been painted with red and a touch of brown using a plastic card to scrape the colour onto wet paper, and the outlines drawn free hand with black markers. It was - as usual - fun to make! Shame that the six weeks are over, this has really been a fun event!



And just for fun, a digitally altered version:


Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!


40 comments:

  1. Another great artist's work, great background - well done Valerie!

    This has been a fun 6 weeks, hasn't it?

    x

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  2. Yes, this has been great fun. Now I might just have a little bit more time for housework!

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  3. Hi Val, love your Klee painting! Gorgeous colours, too. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. I love how you 'took a line for a walk' - see I have been brushing(!) up on my artists again!

    Great work.

    I'm sad the six weeks is over too :(

    Karenx

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  5. what a gorgeous piece and such a great idea replicating works by famous artists for this challenge. it's been so much fun doing the ice cream challenge and got me using colour schemes I'd never have chosen otherwise!

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  6. This is stunning, Valerie!. I love the texture when you scrape with paint :). The overall design looks almost like a heliographic hidden message :). LOVE love it.

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  7. Gonna have to google this fella :) love the look you have created Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  8. This is great work. Beautiful and special.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  9. Fabulous Valerie! I love the colours...and the line you took for a walk!
    Hugs xx

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  10. Yes, I love taking lines for walks! This has really been a fun event!

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  11. Wow, another fab piece of art - you've done a beautiful job - I love the background you created and the design is just perfect - so Klee-like!

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  12. Yes...it is a shame that the 6 weeks is over!...I've enjoyed following your wonderful artworks inspired by famous artists....another fab piece Valerie! :)
    Jan x

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  13. Really gorgeous, love your colorful art work. Love Klee too!
    Hugs Anja

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  14. Great painting Valerie. Have to say I don't really fancy melon and chocolate - I am rather partial to a rum & raisin though! xx

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  15. Wow! Love how dramatic the digital version is. :)

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  16. I think it is a shame it is over too! I love the feeling your paintings are evoking. Wonderful art!

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  17. great rendition of Klee ~ love it ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

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  18. They are both beautiful, and wonderfully inspired. You're so knowledgeable about all these artists!

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  19. Love your artwork - fun to use a famous artist as inspiration. Great job.

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  20. I'm going to be sad to see these artist inspired art pieces go. I have truly enjoyed seeing how you interpreted some of the GREAT masters. You are great, yourself and worthy. You made this challenge fun for me each time I came to your blog. Love them all, including this.

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  21. Loving both your painted entry and your digital entry, fab work Valerie. Annette x

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  22. What a great piece to finish with!
    x x x

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  23. Very well done! This reminds me of his death painting, although yours is much cheerier. What a fascinating artist, he was a stay at home Dad well before that was fashionable! I loved his Tale à la Hoffmann (1921), that looks like it influenced some of the tags you make. I love to read up on the artists that you attribute your inspiration from. I am fascinated you can create art that is similar in style but still truly your own.

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  24. These are.brilliant...what wonderful colours you have put together wonderful pieces...xxx

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  25. I love your lines combined with the color scrapes!! Wow!

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  26. Another wonderful inspiring piece Val.
    I really enjoyed the colour combo for this week.
    Sorry to see it go and I agree, more time for housework now....ack.
    Lesley♥

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  27. Another wonderful inspiring piece Val.
    I really enjoyed the colour combo for this week.
    Sorry to see it go and I agree, more time for housework now....ack.
    Lesley♥

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  28. cool---and love that digi altered!

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  29. WOW!! :]
    Creative, inspiring, and very talented... Valerie.
    Love your work. I really enjoyed my visit here today.

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  30. This looks great, and that digital version is awesome! I'll have to start experimenting with Photoshop ...;-)

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  31. Looks amazing.. looks like you had some fun in photoshop..

    Hugs~

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  32. I know this is late, but I'm browsing back through old posts I missed and have to say I love this! The colors, the Klee affect - all excellent!

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  33. Love what your did here. It's a gorgeous piece!!!

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  34. Very cool.. like the effect.. great piece for the challenge...

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  35. This is great! I love how the colors works together with the thick lines-very cool piece.

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  36. Another wonderful inspiring piece Val. I really enjoyed the colour combo for this week. Sorry to see it go and I agree, more time for housework now....ack. Lesley♥

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