Friday, 16 January 2015

Modigliani, geese and dogs

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having a good day whatever you are up to!
I think the Meadows looked a little less flooded today, let's hope the water is really receding.

For 'Inspired by the Masters' at Art Journal Journey I have once again chosen Modigliani as my inspiration. I have one more finished, too, but it is hard to stop - the more I look at his paintings, the more they fascinate me! I used a large sheet of black card for the background, a little larger than A3. I must have used it at some time as an underlay sheet while painting, as it had spots and streaks of colour all over it. I added  more  colours with pastel chalks, and left the green streaks at the bottom as decoration. I painted the lady, Jeanne Hebuterne, with water colours and pastel chalks, and then glued her to the background. Then I had a little mishap with some drops of coffee that splashed onto her, but okay, it's art journaling and not for the family portrait gallery! I wrote the quote from Modigliani underneath this time, as it was too long to go around her head. I have had great fun this week spending time with Modigliani!

I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin, and to Moo Mania and More, anything goes.







The ducks and geese are really enjoying the flooded meadows by the Rhine:




And these 2 dogs had great fun chasing each other through thewater and splashing around!




 A lot of the trees are covered in toadstools:



 The fire/grill place is a bit too wet to use just now!


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

50 comments:

  1. such a beautful painting, the richness of the color, the flow of her pose, its just beautiful, your photos are wonderful as well, the geese stand out strong!

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  2. very beautiful interpretation yet again! Wow, the water is so high now.

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  3. Dieses Portrait ist absolut ausdrucksstark Valerie!
    Fabelhaft!
    Oh menno da ist extrem viel Wasser ... da sind die Wellies sicher noch länger das Schuhwerk erster Wahl für Deine Spaziergänge!
    Bussi und einen schönen Freitag wünsche ich Dir!
    Susi

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    1. Oder vielleicht einen Neoprenanzug....

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  4. Your painting is so with vibrant colors. Wonderfully done!

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  5. Your Painting looks amazing. You have out done yourself my friend. I LOVE this.

    Hugs~

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  6. Love your painting again, you have made her look wonderful. Love the photos too, it looks rather watery everywhere! Hugs, Sarah

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  8. What a lovely painting. The colours really seem to glow and the green steaks at the bottom absolutely look like they belong there

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  9. du scheinst mit mondigliani deine Bestimmung gefunden zu haben! ist dir wieder sehr gut gelungen! die grünen streifen passen perfekt hierher, finde ich, und über kaffeeflecken regen wir uns doch schon lange nicht mehr auf *g*, die gehören dazu!

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    1. Danke, ich bin zur Zeit von M's paintings total eingenommen! Ja, Kaffee gehört zu meinem Leben dazu!

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  10. You and M are a match made in heaven I think... another amazing creation, - love the movement in her body, - stunning!

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  11. Boah - mir steht wieder vor staunen der Mund offen!!! Megaklasse!!!!
    Da ist ja schon ganz schön "Land unter" . Langsam reicht es wirklich mit dem vielen Regen.Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  12. I just love the artwork today and the fact that you left the coffee drips on it makes it even more special I think. The eye sockets and the beads are wonderful in the same colour.

    Great photographs and the ducks look happier today and the dogs are having a fun time I reckon.

    Hope today is just as good for you

    Love Chrissie

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  13. I love it !! She is amazing, coffee and all!! EEKS that water is higher than last I saw it!! Pray it recedes...

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Another Wow Valerie, she has such a beautiful face. Have a great Friday. xx

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  15. Exquisite your inspiration Modigliani, beautiful face. Nice pictures of the geese!

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  16. Great background, beautiful lines...Lovely work!!!
    We have more than enough seawater right now and it's raining more plus all the snow melting...But we get light more day by day, jeeee!

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  17. This portrait is really marvellous - maybe one of your best? The green streaks at the bottom and the blue at the top and sides and the intensely coloured background set it off so well. What an idea to use black card and A3 too - maybe I'll have to try that one day.

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  18. Eine wundervolle Kreation und Deine Fotos sind wieder erste Sahne.

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  19. Love your piece today, she is so poised!! Great photos, that toadstool shot is great! Happy weekend to you, big hugs until next time :)

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  20. You really have a talent in catching a mood in your art--love it!

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  21. Your Modigliano painting is beautiful. Also, as usual, I love seeing the scenes you photograph. So nice that it's almost like visiting you.

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  22. Another awesome beauty Valerie. The photos look great as well, those dogs looked like they were having fun.
    Yvonne x

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  23. Brilliant creations, love these for sure and the image and colours and design are stunning. keep smiling...{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  24. I love the serenity and peace that follows your lady hat, and these mushrooms are wonderful here too it is time to mushrooms and there is a whole world around the collection and use thereof. Saludos

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  25. Another beautiful painting. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  26. Holy smokes, you did a great job!! Did you see the movie about Modigliani? It's really a must watch. At first he didn't paint the eyes, until he could see into their soul... and finally he DID paint the eyes, like you did. Awesome! :)

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  27. Awesome painting! He is one of my favorite painters, you did good!

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  28. Gorgeous painting and your background is so rich in colour and texture. Happy PPF.

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  29. Your painting is awesome, Valerie. Love the beautiful colors. :)

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  30. This is one of my favorites so far!!!! I love her hat too ♥ The animals certainly seem to enjoy the high waters.

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  31. Deine Modigliani Dame ist wunderschön! Die Farben gefallen mir sehr!
    Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar "bei mir" :-)
    Hoffe das Wasser geht bald zurück!
    Schönes Wochenende und herzliche Grüsse
    Ilona

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  32. your portrait is brilliant Valerie!

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  33. Those faces are very alluring- I agree with you. This lady in particular. This is a beautiful tribute page.

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  34. Your journal page today is a favorite. I like the drawing you made of Jeanne Hebuterne along with the hat which must be a trademark of Modigliani. Your photo of the fungi on the tree is phenomenal with the color contrasts. It is raining hard here today; it is dismal.

    Hugs,
    c

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  35. A very thought-provoking quote... and her skin glows! Beautiful combination of colors.

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  36. Die Modigliani Dame ist ja ganz großes Kino! Super! Hab Dank für eine schöne Seite mit tollen Photos!
    LG
    Gabriele

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  37. The colors glow in your painting - full and rich! Wonderful gesture for her as well! Such high water - cool photos, as always! Happy PPF!

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  38. Amazing artwork Valerie and such a beautiful lady on there too.
    Great pics as always and so enjoyable to see.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  39. A lovely painting, and beautiful photographs, too--thank you for sharing them!

    :)

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  40. Hi Valerie, Love your painting and the subject if amazing with your added verse. You also captured some great photos too. Have a nice weekend and enjoy.
    Happy Creating!
    xo

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  41. Beautiful colors in this painting! Very serene.

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  42. Unglaublich toll ist dein Bild!
    Wenn du deine ganzen 'Modiglianis' jetzt verkaufst, wirst du bestimmt ganz reich!
    Liebe Wochenendgrüße von Ulrike

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  43. Valerie, your Modigliani series is beautiful, one even more than the last- did I say I love those background colors? heehee I do! xo

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  44. Ah marvelous, what a lovely portrait. Bravo my friend. xox

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  45. Can't believe I did not comment when I saw this post. Beautifully done - one of my favorites!
    Sandy xx

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