Friday, 7 March 2014

Abstract in blue

Hi everybody!
Here we had a sunny and almost cloudless day, which was just beautiful for walking through the park and along the Rhine. I am sorry for those who are still suffering with ice and snow, and hope your weather will soon be much better.
At Mix it monthly the theme this month is 'abstract', and this is my attempt. I painted the background with acrylics and metallic paints, and added some 'built in' texture by bubbling the paint with my heat tool. The swirls in the background were stamped and white embossed, and the diamond pattern has been stenciled with rust coloured paint. I preferred rust to orange here. I kept the rest simple, as I liked the background and didn't want to cover it up, so just did some floating shapes, numerals and Hebrew alphas. I have called it 'Blue abstraction of words, forms and numbers' - very original! I had fun making this one. I am also linking to Paint Party Friday and AJJ, Fantasy, and to Paper Saturdays.


The details show the texture better:





I walked through the sculpture park and was happy to see the magnolias flowering:


The last picture I took of this sculpture showed it covered with frost.



And the ducks and gulls were happy, as always


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

41 comments:

  1. Love the abstract piece Valerie and the texture is gorgeous! Beautiful colors too. Nice to see spring blooming so beautifully there. Take care my friend. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  2. Love this piece, wonderful colours, and the floating shapes and numbers etc give a great effect. Fantastic photos, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Love the colours and composition in this piece Val! Reminds me of a show on tv "Numbers" floating on thin air. Lovely work! I also adore the sphere with the lichen and moss, gorgeous photo.

    Annabelle : )

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  4. Your pages look very mathematical Valerie! Beautiful magnolia and pics. We had a lovely sunny day here too but there was a freezing wind. The weekend is supposed to be milder, so will maybe get out for a walk too! Xx

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  5. Great abstract, Valerie, I like the numbers and the gold swirls and the curve at the bottom pulls it all together. I like the way you have used colours too, the deep blues, and the title is terrific.

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  6. Fabulous abstract piece Valerie, like always, you have such a flair for colours, this is just beautiful!

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  7. Valerie, your abstract with that beautiful blue, the Hebrew letters and the numbers is so gorgeous.

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  8. The painting is lovely with that amazing blue! It's wonderful. Your photos are great too!

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  9. Fabulous textured artwork Valerie. The pics are beautiful too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  10. terrific abstract pages Valerie and thank you for sharing the great photos. Hope your eye has healed now. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  11. Fabulous textures and I love the vibrant blues on your pages.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. Great pages Valerie, with fabulous backgrounds and images. The Magnolias are looking fbeautiful too. xx

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  13. I can see why you would not want to cover up this gorgeous background! The images you added work wonderfully! Great pages and oh do I love those pictures! Hugs!

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  14. beautiful abstract, I am in love with your flowers!

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  15. Such beautiful abstract art! Lovely coloring and lettering!

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  16. seeeehr schööööön,besonders gefallen mir die tollen farben und texturen.
    die blumenbilder sind auch wunderschööön,ich liibe krokusse.
    schönes WE für Dich :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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  17. Terrific pages with the wonderful colours and shapes Valerie.

    Stunning photographs as well. I particularly liked the sculpture one as it is so unusual.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  18. Hi hi, its me laurie from I loved a cloudyday, I have made it back to blogging using a special program for the blind, I have missed you!! Your beautiful work always makes my day.I have had to start a new blog, but its so good to find you!

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  19. Your abstract art is gorgeous, love the texture with the paint bubbles and colour. Your photos again are beautiful, love the flowers and would love to see them here. Enjoy the weekend, Shirleyx

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  20. Your abstract piece is done so beautifully. I must admit it is not my forte! Love the colours. Magnolias - my favorite spring tree - beautiful photos. Be well. hugs, Donna

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  21. Wow the texture you achieved on the blue paint is fabulous. great pages.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  22. nice abstract painting! thanks for sharing your pictures of Spring … i've forgotten what that looks like … it was a very long winter!

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    1. Hope you get a nice spring and a long, good summer to make up for it!

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  23. Wunderbare Doppelseite! Ich liebe diese Blautöne! Schöner Kontrast mit den weißen grafischen Elementen!
    Ein schönes Wochenende für dich!
    LG, LonettA

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  24. Hi Valerie, Beautiful abstract artwork. Gorgeous colors. Love seeing your Saucer Magnolias blooming. I have that same bush but nothing yet not even a leaf. Our large Southern Magnolias are covered in green year round and the first blooms usually arrive in late April and May through June.
    Have a great weekend and take good care. Hope your eye is doing well.
    Hugs

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    1. They usually flower good 3 weeks later here, but I'm enjoying seeing them.

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  25. Beautiful and gorgeous -- your journal pages and your photos, Valerie.

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  26. Ein sensationelles Abstrakt - Werk Valerie und ich bin wie so oft absolut begeistert von Deinen schönen Aufnahmen! Allein die Magnolienblüte ist schlichtweg göttlich! Einen wunderschönen Sonntag wünsche ich Dir!
    Liebe Grüße

    Susi

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  27. Wonderful pages Valerie - I have always liked your use of color.
    It is hard to believe that spring is springing in your neck of the woods.
    Sandy xx

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    1. It was really warm today, had to take my jacket off!

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  28. Ooh, what a fabulous spread Valerie! I love all the shapes you added but the texture is amazing and the bubbled areas are a WOW! :o)

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  29. An interesting abstract, and in a gorgeous blue and I love the textures.
    Lovely to see magnolias coming inti bloom so early, they at least have faith that spring is on the way.

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  30. Your pages are gorgeous as always Valerie, and those magnolias are beautiful. It's so nice to see flowers again xx

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  31. Ohhh Valerie ich könnt grad reintauchen in das Blau Deines Abstracts! solch schöne Texturen (die letzte Grossaufnahme zieht mich in ihren Bann...lechz ;) und all die schönen Formen im Vordergrund...ganz toll gefällt mir auch das "Braunlila" zu dem Blau...kurzum ein geniales Werk! Es ist immer eine Freude wenn Du mit uns malst bei Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  32. Happy Paper Saturdays! I wished I could pick that flower and bring it inside :) ManonX

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  33. Oh my gosh, we have at least two months here before the magnolias bloom! Your pages are so full of texture and beautiful blue tones!

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  34. Your painting is lovely and I love the textures! I love the Hebrew letters and your beautiful park!

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  35. Your painting has a very soothing and intellectual feel to it. As usual, I love your photographs, too. Blessings!

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  36. Wonderful flow and feel to your abstracts! So nice to see a magnolia in bloom! Mine are still tight in the buds!

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  37. So beautiful spring photos, the magnolia flowering and other springbeauties! I like the blue color in your abstraction.

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  38. Yes, lovely photos and I really like your abstract. I do enjoy the number in it, but I also really love the plain version!

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