Sunday, 2 November 2014

Georges Braque and autumn photos

Hi everybody!

Here we had another sunny and mild autumn day, so hope you had a good Sunday, too. I had a long walk this morning, and was invited to a birthday party this afternoon - 10 women, three huge cakes, and plenty of Sekt, coffee, tea and fun.

Today I have been inspired by Georges Braque, a French painter and sculptor, who together with Pablo Picasso founded the cubist movement. He often used shapes and figures to make his pictures, which is the inspiration for my piece today.

I used some home made stencils to cut out the bird and sun, The shapes were used first as masks to cover the background while spraying, glittering  and embossing, and then I cut new ones for the picture, arranging them to leave a shadow. This was fun and easy to make, and I have cut some more stencils to use on future projects. I am linking to Art Journal Journey, inspired by the masters.






At Manus Mikrokosmos the photo challenge this week is Autumn. I have here a small selection of my fave autumn pics from yesterday and today:










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

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful work again, Val, love how you have made this, great colours too. Wonderful photos, as always, We had the kids here till this evening, so are now enjoying a quiet evening....hugs, Sarah

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  2. your creation is amazing!!! You certainly chose some beautiful photos!! I always love the branches against the sky photos

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  3. Gorgeous photos and love your stencilling. x

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  4. Glad to hear you had a good day Valerie - not great here as lots of rain! Wonderful artwork as always and so colourful.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  5. Your page is fabulously glittery Valerie, it looks like the cosmos! Now, how many pieces of cake did you have? I mean it would have been rude not to try all 3! Xx

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  6. YES, perfectly Autumn. Of course I LOVE those sparkly bits ;) and your photos are absolutely stunning. xoxo

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  7. stunning fall photos, you know so much about Art! Three cakes!

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  8. Das ist eine ganz tolle Arbeit Valerie, gefällt mir sehr gut.. vor allem die Schatten um die Masken sind so effektvoll! Bei Dir lernt man immer neue Techniken!
    Art Journal Journey Challenge freut sich riesig!
    Deine Herbstimpressionen sind wunderbar!
    Ich wünsche Dir eine frohe und sonnige neue Woche Valerie!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  9. Amazing photographs. The leaves against the bright blue sky had me transfixed. All of your photographs amaze me but there is always one that I need to look at again and again.

    The art work today is terrific as well though I hadn't even heard of the artist-must look for some of his work.

    Have a great day--dark and wet here but it does say lots of sun :)

    Love Chrissie x

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  10. Gorgeous work of art my lovely friend and LOVE the beauty of nature in your photos.xxx

    aNNie xx


    The Journey is the Start

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  11. It is amazing how he and picasso created such similar work in two different countries. Your piece is certainly inspired by the cubist movement! Gorgeous colour

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  12. Nice take on Braque. I will have to think that n this one but will not be around for two weeks really, so it will have to wait. Cute drake. xox

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  13. Loving your nature photos today! Just what I needed this morning! Wonderful artwork too! hugs :)

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  14. I like what you did here--the little slice of shadow makes the shapes really pop off the page! Beautiful Autumn photos today. Hope you had fun at the party!

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    1. Yes, a lot of fun, I am still recovering from it!

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  15. Die Braque-inspirierte Arbeit wirkt total gut, toll mit den Schatten!

    ...und wieder schöne Herbst-Bilder! Mein letzter Spaziergang hat auf jeden Fall die gleichen Farben.
    LG Ulrike

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    1. Ja, zur Zeit ist Alles sehr schön und bunt!

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  16. Deine Journalseite ist der absolute Hammer! Tolle Farben und Formen.
    Genauso wie Deine Herbstfotos - eins schöner als das andere. Du hast die Herbstfarben wirklich gut festgehalten, aber ganz besonders gefällt mir die Sonne auf dem Wasser, das ist so stimmungsvoll.
    Vielen Dank für's Mitmachen, Manuela

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  17. Hi Valerie, you have captured your shapes art piece beautifully. It is great how the old masters can inspire. Love reading about your technique. The photo challenge is gorgeous. Such vivid fall colors.
    Love the lamppost. Sounds like a fun birthday party!!
    Hugs

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  18. Wonderful art work and so inspiring. Love it, Valerie! Beautiful photos, too.
    Hugs, Mar

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  19. LOVE the art today ♥♥♥♥♥
    I have always been a fan of Picasso but hadn't much of Georges Braque's work. I just did a "Google" search and really loved the images I've seen so far...will have to read more about him! Thanks for enlightening me ♥ The fall photos are magnificent!!! Especially love the one with the light reflection on the water :) It's a beautiful day here...warmer and sunny so I"m headed out to finish digging up the bulbs that need it and to plant more Iris . Have a great day!!!

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    1. Don't work too hard, and take care of yourself!

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  20. Another new artist you're introducing me to...
    your shadows made for great effect Valerie!
    Sekt is one of my favorite beverages add cake ooh la laa...nice party girls!
    Really lovely Autumn photos...I had a hard time picking just one.
    oxo

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  21. Excellent art today, Valerie. Your shadows around the stencils really give them a statue appearance for the cubistic style. Your photos of autumn are spectacular. Happy you had a fun time at the birthday party. We all need an outing with friends.

    Hugs,
    C

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    1. Yes, that's true, I dodn't go out much to parties, but sometimes it's fun!

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  22. Such fabulous colours on your painting and the shadows are wonderful.
    How nice to go to a party - and with lots of cake too!! Hehe - I have a sweet tooth. In fact, we've just eaten marble cake and ice cream :o))

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  23. Brilliant art today Valerie, I'm loving this new theme. Sounds like a great party, the older I get the more I enjoy cake :-) xx

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    1. You're not the only one, we all tucked in yesterday like there was no tomorrow!

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  24. Love the glitteriness and of course the beautiful fall pics, Valerie!

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  25. Wow, deine Seite ist toll. Gute Idee. Ich hoffe, mir fällt auch bald was ein ;)
    Sehr schöne Herbstbilder hast du eingefangen.
    LG Carola

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  26. More stunning art work and photos. The party sounds fun and good company to enjoy.
    Yvonne xx

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  27. Lovely piece and the photos are stunning! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  28. Autumn in your region is gorgeous!! I made a beautiful walk thanks to your beautiful photos!!
    Love your art piece too, great job!!!!

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