Monday, 10 November 2014

Inspired by again....

Hi Everybody!

We had a sunny but cold Sunday here, and I stayed home again. My temperature is almost normal. so hope to be able to get out again tomorrow, I miss my walks!

Today I have been inspired by several masters in my painting. I painted the background with water colours and oil pastels. The lady on the right is from Monet's 'Beach at Trouville'. In the original she is not wearing such bright colours.The clouds and sun have sneaked in from Van Gogh, and the grainy sand and water are inspired by pointillists, like Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who developed this technique back in the 1880s. And the rest was made with collage and stamping to make a beach covering more than a century. I am linking to Art Journal Journey, Inspired by the masters.








Today I just have the photos taken from my living room - the gathering of the birds in the morning, waiting for their food - they are all watching my balcony!
Reminds me somehow of Hitchcock!


And here another happy fat ball party goer this afternoon:




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

29 comments:

  1. Wonderful beach scene Valerie. Glad things are starting to return to normal. Beautiful pictures too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Sorry you are still stuck indoors as I know you love to be out walking--hope you are fit by tomorrow.

    Fantastic artwork Valerie--I just love the deckchairs. Strange that I was up very early and have just painted some sky, sea and sand for a journal page--we often do things alike :) My finished page won't be anything like yours though. Yours is such fun with everything for a day at the seaside.

    Gorgeous pictures birds--nice to know you have visitors to keep you company

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Yes, sometimes we seem to be riding the same wave! Great minds etc!

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  3. Love your beach scene, a great mixture of artists and styles, combined by you. Feel better soon, dear! Take care of yourself, hugs, Sarah

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  4. The technique is close to impressionism which I love. Nice and fun beach sceneries, Valeri.
    Have a great week, hugs xx

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  5. Faszinierend ist diese Seite, die uns herrlich durch die Kunstgeschichte führt und wir versinken können darinnen - ich setzt mich auf der Stelle in Deine Sonne auf einen dieser Strandstühle! Jawohl!
    Raffiniert ist das gemacht!
    Super dass es scheints besser geht bei Dir liebe Valerie! Ich hoffe Du schonst DIch trotzdem noch, denn wenn das Wetter nicht passt solltest Du noch einen Ruhetag einlegen!
    WUnderbare Fotos sind das auch wieder....

    Hab einen gesunden Tag Val!

    ♥♥♥
    AJJ dankt herzlichst!

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  6. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your beach scene made me smile and thanks for reminding me to fill up my bird feeder!

    Take it easy :)

    Karen x

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  7. Very clever piece, beautifully put together! Hope you will be feeling fit and well soon and the weather will play along too!

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  8. Fabulous creation the colours and all the added goodies looks gorgeous.xx
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  9. Once upon a time I would have been able to strike a pose like that! Lol! Super collage, makes me want to go on holiday! Enjoy your Monday. Xx

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    1. What? You don't do a pose like that everyday in your daily gymnastics? Tut tut!!

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  10. Fabulous collage Valerie. You have a wonderfully creative mind to come up with these amazing ideas all the time :o)

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  11. Another fantastic artwork, Valerie! Love your great inspiration from de masters, you've made a fabulous collage. I also have to do a page, but I am very busy because I am having some building work in the house.
    The bird's photo is very fun!
    Hugs, Mar

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  12. Cool! I love the surreal feel of your artist gathering inspired page. Hope you're feeling better, my friend!

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  13. Cool beach collage inspired by so many different artists, but yet all your own! Glad you are feeling better!

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  14. Great beach scene Valerie, I love the verse on the waves! Those bird feeder ball things are amazing! Great shots! Feel better, hugs :)

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  15. Loved the beach scene and all the images, clever you blending the centuries together.
    Hope today is a better one. Take care
    Yvonne xx

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  16. Lovely painting! Ahh...summertime. Nice photos from the balcony too.

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  17. What a fun painting, Valerie! I love the beach scene and how nice you even added a couple of pups! The little birdie is too cute. Enjoy the week. Hugs!

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  18. So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well Valerie and hope you recover very soon so you can manage to get out again.
    Fabulously evocative artwork too and the little bluetit is so cute.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  19. Hope today your fever is gone and your sore throat much better. I would love to be sitting on the warm beach depicted in your journal page today. I could replace the grandmother reading the book.
    Your photos of the birds are entertaining and the tiny little ones enjoy their special treat.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  20. Hahaha! Brilliant, Valerie, inspired by several masters. What a fabulous beach scene, love the little boats and the van Gogh sky and the black bird hanging around.
    Glad to hear you are on the mend.

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  21. Welch lustige Idee, die verschieden Stilrichtungen in einem Bild zu verbinden. Auf die Weise könnte man ein richtiges Suchbild kreieren. Das wäre doch mal eine spannende Herausforderung!!?
    LG Ulrike

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    1. Gut, naechstes mal ich so ein Bild mache, lass ich die Leute raten!

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  22. I love your sea-side picture Valerie, so cheerful it put a smile on my Monday work face lol. Glad to hear you're feeling better today, it's a good job - you have birds to feed! xx

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  23. What a fun combination of inspiring techniques and masters. Hope you'll soon feel good enough to go on walks again!

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  24. Hi Valerie, wow this work is amazing too. Everything you design is wonderful. Love seeing those sweet birds enjoying those feed balls. Great pics.
    So glad you are feeling better!
    Hugs and Blessings

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  25. I like how you have used lots of inspirations in your page. I love the little balls and birds. I might have to have a go at it. Different birds, here, though.

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  26. Great beach scene and now I know what a fat ball is! Big hugs, ~Diane

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