Thursday, 4 April 2013

Ancient and Modern

Hi you all. It's time for Paint Party Friday already, time flies! PPF is hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin.
I have been rummaging in my bottomless pit, AKA hall closet again. I still haven't found what I was looking for, but I did find a bundle of water-colours from the year 1995. I was at a clinic in Bad Saulgau in the south of Germany after breaking my arm in several places, and painting was a good therapy to strengthen it again. I spent a lot of time wandering around, and painting - mostly in the rain! Nothing exciting, but I was pleased to see them again!






And this is not quite finished. I am calling it 'Blind mirror'. I have used gouache. At the moment I can't stop using green and blue, I think I am longing for green leaves and blue skies - spring!




Have a good day, take care, and thanks for coming by!





39 comments:

  1. Love everything you have made. the water-colours are good, they have a rainy feel to them, and I like the new picture, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. lovely paintings in the rain. And 'blind mirror' is taking shape nicely.

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  3. Lovely paintings. Especially love the flow on the first one. x

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  4. Valerie, these watercolors are wonderful! Love the landscapes and one wonders what this lovely lady is looking at, naked and all. heehehe. Excellent work! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy PPF!

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  5. I just love how you tackle and can do everything! I especially like the last landscape but all are charming. I would have to be blind myself to stand naked in front of the mirror LOL

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  6. Before I did it all the others would have to at least remove their glasses!

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  7. Lovely paintings Valerie it's nice to revisit and remember!

    MaggieH

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  8. Delightful paintings Valerie and the naked lady looks just like me--well in my dreams lol

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Loving both the old and the new/nude!

    Have a great weekend and Happy PPF!

    Karen x

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  10. looks like you've been having fun with your paints! happy Easter, happy PPF and thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  11. How lovely to find your watercolour paintings with so many memories. Also the nude trying to find her reflection in the mirror is coming along terrifically. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Beautiful paintings Valerie.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. Happy PPF, glad you found those watercolors, lovely work. xox

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  14. HAPPY PPF Valerie!

    schöne Malereien sind das alles !
    ganz wunderbare Kurven hat Deine Lady!
    Ich wünschte ich wär auch so schön schlank und sexy! LOL!

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  15. Wow..these are all so wonderful and beautiful..and what a great feeling it is when you find supplies from the past..recently I too came across my older brother's art supplies he gave me long ago..and it is fun! Your watercolors are all so powerful..the colors full of harmony..there is also a sense of movement..wonderful body in the shapes of the trees..fantastic..and gorgeous colors!
    I love blind mirror..there are so many symbolic ways of exploring/interpreting that idea..beautifully done!
    Happy PPF
    Victoria

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  16. I am crazy about your hall closet and your bit box! All the stuff you find is so neat. It's like some magic place where things just show up from time to time, because it couldn't possibly be large enough to hold all the treasures you pull out of there! Love your watercolours. ... and your girl is very shapely - oh for a bum like that one! hugs, Donna

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  17. Hmm, there could have been a bit of wishful thinking working its way into the painting!

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  18. I love coming across old paintings from years before - makes me feel all nostalgic. Glad your arm healed - art as therapy, wonderful!

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  19. Lovely landscapes and blind mirror is off to a promising start. I love the greens and blues.

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  20. Would love to see your Hall cupboard it sounds like a treasure chest of goodies and memories all to revisit and be found again.
    Loved all the paintings.
    Yvonne x

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  21. How fun to find your paintings from the past and relive your memories from that time. Your landscapes are charming. The blues and greens in your new painting are gorgeous.

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  22. The landscapes are very loose and with the right colors and your girl in the mirror is disturbing, you leave something of yours in these tables. Saludos

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  23. I especially love your 4th "hall closet find". Also the WIP... do keep showing us as you go! AND whatever else you find in that magical hall closet:-)

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  24. Your watercolors are beautiful! HPPF!

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  25. It seems like wandering around and painting in the rain suits you quite well. What are you waiting for? Get out there - these are beautiful!!

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  26. These are all stunning, but my favorite is the lake view! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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  27. Both the old and the new are simply wonderful, Valerie. Blue and green is a beautiful combination. I am sorry I was told as a young person that those two didn't go together. To me they both represent life and beauty.

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  28. These are amazing Valerie, Spring can't come soon enough can it x

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  29. Very pretty pieces and a great way to rehabilitate your arm!! Love the colors!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. What fabulous "physical therapy" - healing for the body and soul at the same time. I love your lady - The colors are wonderful. HPPF

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  31. Wow! You are so multi-talented, Valerie. Love the paintings, especially the gal with the mirror.

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  32. your landscape watercolors are wonderful-they have such a lovely, loose style to them. Your portrait is amazing with the great mixes of blues and greens against the figures striking hair and nails. Happy PPF!

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  33. All of these are beautiful Valerie. Sorry you broke your arm back in 95 though! They are all so thoughtfully done, wish I looked that good in the mirror, ha ha! ~Diane

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  34. Die Landschaften gefallen mir git - muss ja wirklich eine gute Therapie gewesen sein.

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  35. It is so nice to see watercolor paintings, love the last landscape painting :)

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  36. Wonderful paintings. I admire people who can water paint.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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