Friday, 14 November 2014

Inspired by the masters....

Hi everybody!

We had another sunny day here, with blue skies, and a fantastic sunset in the evening. Rain is on its way again, but it's good to enjoy the good weather as long as it lasts!

My painting for Art Journal Journey today has been inspired by 2 masters - can you guess their names? One lived in the 15th / 16th centuries, and the other in the 20th. The 2 quotes are from these 2 artists, I am sure you will know who said what!
I used a stencil from Stencilry.org, and acrylic paints. Apart from that, I kept it simple....





I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin and to the three muses, white space

The boats often have lovely names. Today I saw Brahms and St Antonius swimming by:



The gulls and wild geese were happy:



I love this shot of the blackbird among the leaves:


And I had fun playing with my loooong shadow again:



All in all, a beautiful day!


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


41 comments:

  1. Eine Spitzenidee Leonardo und Andy zu kombinieren... gefällt mir super gut Valerie und Deine Fotos sind ein Hit heute .... ich mag Deine Schattenspiele!
    Hab einen wunderschlnen Tag!
    Happy PPF!
    Happy AJJ!

    xxx Susi

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  2. Great idea with the combination, Val, Warhol was never a fave of mine, but Leonardo's work always looks good! Just love how you have put them together! Well thought out! Have a lovely day, it's very wet here! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Oh, you're a clever artist, great idea!
    I've never used this kind of stencils - would be nice to see the process how you use them - next Friday?
    Happy weekend!

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    1. I will try to do a little tutorial for next week!

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  4. Great fusion of the different artists today Valerie-love the colours you have chosen and the quote.

    Fantastic photographs with the outstanding one for me being the last one with the many rich colours and layers.

    Raining and windy here--yuk.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Yes, great pictures, great frames, I especially like the beautiful autumn atmosphere in your photos! I've loved his madonnas of colors!

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  6. Das ist ja eine tolle Kombination!!!
    Deine Fotos sind wieder so toll- besonders mag ich das mit deinem kleinen Schatten an der Wand, der such dannim Wasser spiegelt- geniales Foto!!!!!
    Hier ist es seit Tagen nur grau- richtiges Novemberwetter aber irgendwie brauche ich das jetzt auch, um etwas in Richtung Weihnachten denken zu können :-) Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag. LG Dagmar

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  7. Are you planning on running away to join the circus as a stilt walker! Lol! Lovely pics and painting Valerie, enjoy you Friday. Xx

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  8. Great paintings from you Valerie and I love your take on both of them. Again your pictures are stunning and the colours on the last scene are amazing. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. Wow, it's Mona and of course Leonardo, the other one I'nt know. Clever you!
    Happy weekend, take care youself,
    Hugs xxx

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  10. Beautiful pictures - and I LOVE your Warhol-inspired Mona Lisa...

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  11. Oh, I just love to get such ideas. Isn't it fun to work them out? Artwork is never as fun as when a really good idea takes form. Lovely, just lovely.

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  12. Great colourful Mona Lisa's! I love your photos especially that shadow one!

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  13. Stunning photos...Love the art and quote too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Fabulous art, I love the colourful Mona Lisa's and the photographs are beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. A modern Warhol Mona, great take on this theme. A tale of two opposites. xox

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  16. Leo and Andy are approving of your masterpiece for sure!! Love those shadows too....have a happy PPF!!!

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  17. Fabulous creations and gorgeous colours used.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  18. Beautiful art...love the colorful energy.wonderfully done! and Fantastic pictures..absolutely gorgeous and inspiring!!wowness!!

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  19. Wow, those look very cool! beautiful pictures too. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  20. Very clever merging to two artists!

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  21. well I see the Mona Lisa for sure! Lovely photos, glad it was a beautiful day!

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  22. Beautiful photos. Nature is awesome huh?!

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    1. Yes, nature is the very best artist there is!

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  23. Great combination - I love the quotes as well.
    The photos are beautiful - playing with one's own shadow is so much fun!

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  24. Beautiful work Valerie and great quotes. Love your photos too and your sunny shadow photo.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings

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  25. What a wonderful stencil! You made good use of it. And the sunset photo is breath-taking.

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  26. Fabulous page combining the two artists, I wonder if Mona would have been so popular if she had been painted in those colours, super quotes as well. Loved the photos and the last tree is a beauty.
    Yvonne xx

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  27. Another feast of photos!!! I would love to sail on Bhrams!!!!
    your mona is superb!!!

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  28. LOVE the stencil and the quote is very fitting. I too like the blackbird photo :)

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  29. Oh, your photos are always just gorgeous - I love your shadow shots and your surroundings are breathtaking. I too LOVE your stencil - we have Mona Lisa and a bit of Warhol me thinks ;) xoxo

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  30. Very nice work and quotes. And as always, I love to see the photos from your part of the world. Simply beautiful! Happy PPF, Rasz #67

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  31. I really like your interpretation of contemporary and traditional artists. Love your shot of your shadows.

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  32. Your Mona-Lisa is good, Valerie and Photos too fine again. No winter yet, I am enjoying!

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  33. This is fab Valerie, a great mashup of the two artists. Your photos are really lovely today, that sunset - mwahhh xx

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  34. Welch ein Zufall, da haben wir am gleichen Tag beide 2 Künstler kombiniert - mit einer Überschneidung sogar!
    ... Wenn ich mir das Wetter auf deinen tollen Fotos anschaue, habe ich das Gefühl, dass du auf einem anderen Planeten wohnst, denn hier ist es alles andere als sonnig.
    Ein kreatives Wochenende wünscht Ulrike

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  35. Wonderful art and you know how much I love your photos. The bird in the leaves is amazing.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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