Thursday, 11 April 2013

My land of fantasy

Another week is done and dusted, and it's time for Paint Party Friday again, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin.
This painting started life as a squirt page - I had mixed some new inks and was trying them out. I quite liked what 'happened', so added a few splodges of gold ink before drying it. Then I had fun playing. It reminded me somehow of a landscape, so I made a lake and added colour here and there with pastel chalks. I outlined some of the drips with gold gel-pen, and then I had a magic castle. I drew in the bird with silver and blue gel pens, and drew a half circle for a full moon, which I coloured with pastels again. It had to be a full moon, as magical landscapes just need full moons. Then a neighbour came in, and said my head was always full of fantastic thoughts and dreams. So I added my head and the quote. I wanted the quote to form a half circle, so I laid a dinner plate onto the picture, and used it as a guide for the writing.






I am linking to Paint Party Friday,  Simon Says Stamp and Show (fly, soar), and Art Journal Journey (the landscape within me)

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

51 comments:

  1. megaschön.. und sehr tiefsinnig..
    danke Valerie- das ist wieder ein Highlight!!
    HAPPY Paint Party Friday!

    xxx Susi

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous, I just love this one! How big is it? Hugs, sarah

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  3. Gorgeous painting, it looks magical.
    Yvonne x

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  4. wow very pretty val, love the colours, very magical, well done...

    maria xx

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  5. It does look very magical, Valerie. Your squirts at the back have turned into people reaching for their dreams. Love the colours and all the surprises you added. hugs, Donna

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  6. Oooh those colors are striking. It's like fantasy island. Very magical looking place. Everyone is going to love it. Great work! Take care and Happy PPF!

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  7. Love it, love it, love it! Very beautiful and I love the profile addition. I also like your new profile picture! Lots of oooh's and aaaah's in your honor today:-)

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  8. This is a beautifully inspired painting Valerie, wonderful how you used the dinner plate the painting has a dreamy magical quality.

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  9. Fantastic Valerie! This would be wonderful on a whole wall somewhere.
    It reminded me of the paintings we used to buy in the Canary islands years ago--they were done with car spray paints and news paper shapes to mask various parts for more spray colours.

    Oh now my mind is racing and I want to try something lol.

    Thick fog here today. Hope your weather is improving

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Oh my...!!
    WHAT FUN this painting is, Valerie :]

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  11. Gorgeous and magical painting Valerie. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  12. Magical! love the gold lettering

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  13. This is a magical work of art, fabulous colours and I love how you did the lettering.

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  14. What a lovely painting you have created with these amazing deep colours, and I love the gold edging and lettering. I enjoyed reading how you had made it, which very much enhanced my enjoyment of the finished piece.

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  15. Valerie, this is brilliant! I love it when I can make something out of my scrap papers as you did so beautifully. The colors are awesome and the scene with all the reflections in the lake is wonderful.

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  16. I love it when you work in this colour palette and this is a fabulous creation... the touches of gold and the addition of the words is wonderful...xx

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  17. What a great imagination you have. This is such a magical painting

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  18. Stunning colors and composition....love it so much!!

    Well done...good idea using the plate for the writing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. OMGosh I love it. I didn't realize the Gel pens would look like that. Never thought of using a plate. . . perfect. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  20. What an absolutely beautiful piece! I love the colors and the quote is awesome!

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  21. Totally gorgeous..the colors are so expressive and there is a wonderful feeling and energy emanating from this piece! I think the golden outlines and words truly make this extra stunning..fabulous!
    Victoria

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  22. This is really great! Love the result! I didn't even see the profile on there until you mentioned it in your post. I love paintings where you don't see everything at once. Makes it so much more interesting ...

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  23. Totally fantasmagorical! Gorgeous colours and wonderful scene from brilliant ideas :0) Mo x

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  24. Wow Valerie, this is so mystical and to think it started off as a few squirts! Totally love it! xx

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  25. this is purely magical Valerie!!! I love how you achieved your curved words-clever idea. Happy PPF!

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  26. I love this piece--the color palette is so beautiful....

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  27. Love this, so dreamy and mysterious! Wonderful palette with the striking gold details! <3

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  28. I am practically speechless--this one is enchanting! Love the colors, technique & quote.

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  29. COOL! It looks like batik on fabric! xoxo ♥ aimee

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  30. COOL! It looks like batik on fabric! xoxo ♥ aimee

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  31. I so love this Valerie !
    Von ♥

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  32. Beautiful colours and I just love what you've done with the gold pen. Stunning.
    Juliaxx

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  33. Quite a fairy scape world. The gold is quite pretty. Happy PPF xox

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  34. Love the painting - but the words are really beautiful. Made me ponder that a bit - letting thoughts soar just sounds so wonderful.

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  35. how wonderful that this came about via from paint squirting. it's very surreal and other worldy.

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  36. Magical Valerie. So many little details to pick out. Love the castle, the head looking contemplative, the silver bird and the sentiment and that it's curved. Oh and the colours....... x

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  37. This is totally stunning Valerie! I love how you brought it all together with that gold gel pen! Truly magical, one of my favorite pieces! ~Diane

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  38. How amazing that this started life as a squirt page.
    Especially love the head.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. very beautiful, soft and imaginative! I love it!

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  40. Eine wunderschöne Seite. Die Farben sprechen schon für sich!

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  41. ooohhhh this is amazing. I want to live in the fantasy world or yours.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  42. hard to believe it began as experimental colors on the page...truly turned out to be a lovely magical landscape! happy PPF!

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  43. What a wonderful, unplanned painting. I truly think it is just gorgeous - I love the purple with the gold and silver bird. I hope you continue to get to soar towards that special fantastic place. HPPF

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  44. You have created a truly magical expression!

    The golden lines on the violet, blue and green background are very beautiful!

    Happy PPF

    Ilona

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  45. Fantastic mix of rich paints and colors in your scene. The touch of gold is beautiful! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  46. I don't know what this is but I think it is fantastic - love the colors!!
    Sandy

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  47. Dreamy! These colors are fantabulous together.

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