Monday, 2 December 2013

Light and Shadow

Hi everybody!
Hope you all had a good weekend!

The new theme at AJJ is shadow and light, and here is my first offering, a mixed media piece.The background has been stamped, pasted with book strips and scrumpled up tissue paper, gessoed, and then I painted in the shadows in terracotta and grey. The figures have been added with stencils. I added in more colour with pastels in yellow, white and grey before adding the lettering. It did not turn out quite as I wanted it to, but it's okay- that's the difference between dream and reality!






These are  photos I took on the way home from my walk yesterday, and  illustrate the same theme. I love these dramatic shots with the looming black clouds and the sun lighting up the stage.




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

29 comments:

  1. LOVE your journal pages, very dramatic, and the wonderful photos! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Schöne seiten und Farben,gefällt mir sehr gut,hat was dramatisches.
    die sky Bilder sind traumhaft,so stürmisch liebe ich den himmel.
    schönen tag wünsch ich dir.

    GLG Jeannette

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    1. Ja, der stürmischer Himmel ist was wunderschönes!

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  3. Total schön hast du's da, Valerie!
    Ich geh bei mir auch gern bei so einem Wetter an der Alten Donau entlang und mag das Schauspiel, das die Natur mir bietet!

    Deine AJ Seite ist toll geworden!

    LG,
    Claudia x

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  4. Your pages are full of drama - really are wonderful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. That's a beautiful interpretation of the dark and light theme. I think your photographs a also wonderful concepts of dark and light, they are stunning!
    xx Monique

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  6. Wonderful journal pages, and very expressive and powerful. Love the photos, too, you should try to publish your photos, they are GOOD! Hugs, Barb
    PS Thanks for your mail, will write later.

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  7. wunderbare Fotos... ich liebe diesen kleinen roten Fleck in der Mitte der Fotos und genau dieser Fleck ist auch in Deiner Doppelseite.... sehr tiefsinnig....

    wunderbare Lagen und ganz viel TIEFGANG hat Deine Umsetzung!

    Sei lieb gegrüßt Valerie und hab eine schöne neue Woche!

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  8. Well I guess that is what happens when I miss a day, I am sorry I meant to comment separately but they were so beautiful I guess it all spilled out at once! Gorgeous play on light and shadows dear! ~Diane

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    1. Well, as it's you, I will forgive you this time!

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  9. Great page, love light and dark parts!!

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  10. lovely pages of light and shadow, wow the weather doesn't look good today!

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    1. It didn't rain, that was the main thing, and I had a great walk!

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  11. Großartig! Toll diese silhouettenhaften Figuren. Wunderbare Interpretation zum Thema!!

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  12. Fantastic, atmospheric journal pages.The photos are great as well.
    Yvonne x

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  13. Terrific work of art, Valerie, and enhanced by your description of how you made it.

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  14. Hi Valerie, Fantastic work on your mixed media piece. Love your use of shadow and color. Your pics are just as amazing with the clouds and then the sun hitting through. Wonderful to capture this with the camera like you do.
    Have a great day. Hugs

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  15. Very beautiful pages, love them ! The texture, colours and your take on the theme are wonderful. And your photos as well! Take care, Shirleyx

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  16. I like your use of reverse silhouette for this - having fun with the theme :)

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    1. It's always fun to try something different!

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  17. Love the pages Valerie and the wonderful idea of the coloured shadows. Great that you could take photographs in the same vein as well--these are amazing as always

    Chrissie xx

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  18. Your pages always illustrate the theme perfectly! It looks like a storm was brewing in those clouds.

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    1. It looked worse than t was, it stayed dry!

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  19. LOVE it when you use your 'people'. It's always so original. Your weather looks moody which always gives such character to photographs. hugs, Donna

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  20. Was für wundervolle Seiten, Valerie! Und wahre Worte!
    Die Fotos passen ebenfalls hervorragend zum Thema, klasse!

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  21. Dreamy journal pages! Love your silhouettes.

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  22. Super schöne Seiten! und sehr stimmungsvolle Photos!
    LG
    Gabriele

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