Friday, 20 February 2015

Van Gogh with bandaged ear

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by - where does the time go?
The older I get, the faster the hands of the clock seem to turn, 
or is it just that I need longer to do things?

For Art Journal Journey, birds, beasts and humans,  and Paint Party Friday I made anotherA3 page in Van Gogh style. I painted the background in acrylics in red and orange. I drew Van Gogh onto a separate sheet, and painted him first with water colours and then pastel chalks. After cutting and gluing I wrote the details along the edge and a quote of Van Gogh's underneath. I drew the smoke from the pipe with pastel chalk.






This morning started off very foggy again, but in the afternoon the sun came out - rather pale and watery, but it felt good! The mist thinned, too, but it was still rather hazy.
Here the falcon was slumbering in the tree behind the garden.





The heron was standing at his usual spot and I watched him
catch a fish:




I love the way the anchor is glowing in the sun.



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

58 comments:

  1. boah val,dein van gogh ist hammer,gefällt mir saumäßig gut,einfach klasse.
    hab einen schönen tag.

    knuddel

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  2. Wonderful Van Gogh work and great photos! Happy PPF!

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  3. Excellent Van Gogh Valerie. Great pics as always. - Jim

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  4. This is wonderful! I really like your Van Gogh works!

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  5. Grandios Dein Van Gogh Valerie und auch der Spruch ist so wahr!
    Was für eine tolle Vogelwelt am Rhein lebt, paradisiesche Fotos sind das heute wieder!
    Happy PPF! Happy Day!
    Art Journal Journey dankt mit ♥

    xxx
    Susi

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  6. Lovely, thank you for sharing and happy PPF!

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  7. Your painting is really good, and the quote is perfect to accompany it. Great photos as always! Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  8. Your portraits are really good Valerie. Van gogh would be impressed with the different versions you've done of him!

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  9. Wow, a stunning impressive portrait Valerie, you are such a master at this kind of thing!

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  10. I just love the strong colors of the background, sun!

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  11. FABULOUS love this work of art. The colours are so electric. your photos are beautiful...Have a lovely weekend.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  12. Thank you very much, very interesting, another great job with the inspiration of the great teacher, great colors!

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  13. Wonderful artwork with a fab painting of the master with a bandage-poor thing. Great background and printing as ever.

    Love the atmospheric photographs and waiting falcon-wonder what he had seen.?

    Have a good day today and I hope the sun is shining as it is here

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. Ein ganz großartiges Portrait ist dir da wieder gelungen - da bist du inzwischen absolute Fachfrau! Super.
    LG Ulrike

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  15. Just loving this series of Van Gogh!

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  16. A wonderful painting Valerie. Have a Good Friday, beautiful sunshine here but rather chilly! Xx

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  17. Love this Valerie, I really like the orange and purple in the background. Have a great weekend xx

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  18. Einfach fabelhaft dieses Werk, liebe Valerie!! Sehr beeindruckend! Gefällt mir sehr gut!
    Schönes Wochenende für dich!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  19. Love, lovee your Van Gogh, wonderful photos!Paradise is there.

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  20. Beautiful page and a great reminder with the quote!! Love the orange and Van Gogh is fabulous!

    Hugs Giggles

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  21. Another incredible piece! Those colours are stunning. I really like the technique of drawing something out then cutting and pasting to a background - it's massively helpful sometimes and, as in the case of this portrait, really effective. More awesome photos! Thank you for the virtual walk through nature! Hugs and crispy leaves from Shroo:)xxx

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  22. another FAB Van Gogh-love those vibrant colors! The glow of the sun in your photos is really beautiful too.

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  23. Love your painting and that wonderful quote you chose! Gorgeous photos, so romantic! hugs :)

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  24. Beautiful, bright Van Gogh! The sun is out here, the sky is blue at least for today, but brrrr it is cold. 0 degrees when I got up! Have a great weekend!

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  25. Valerie, your van Gogh is so gorgeous. I love the brilliant background and the neat features of the piece. The smoke puffs in chalk give it a bit of whimsey.

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  26. Love seeing the Van Gogh interpretation. The photography is beautiful.

    Kate

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  27. WOW your Van Gogh is fabulous on that warm background and with the perfect quote too!
    The anchor looks like heated metal...
    Happy beginning of the weekend dear Valerie
    oxo

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  28. Love your Vincent. Well done Valerie. I love your photos. It's always good to look at the beauty that has been given us in the plants, trees, waters, birds. I love that you find comfort in these things. Have a great day and thanks.

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  29. Your painting is magnificent Valerie.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  30. A wonderful Van Gogh piece, the background is gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  31. Your Van Gogh is fantastic. What a great face! I also love your Egyptian piece from yesterday.

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  32. Valerie - I haven't been here in a while. It's fun to visit again. Love your Van Gogh portrait. You did a wonderful job of capturing his mood - lovely painting. Great photos as well - you are a very talented photographer

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  33. What wonderful artwork! You did such a great job of capturing Van Bogh's brilliant style! I also love your photography. The falcon napping in the tree was my favorite.

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  34. Beautiful, love all the depth you capture in this. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  35. Another great page!!!! Love the quote too ♥ Love photos and I too really love the way the sunlight makes that anchor glow as it it's been heated to the extreme. It's bitter cold and super windy here today...no outdoor walk for me :(

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  36. Oh, this is great! Love the composition, the colours, the expression on his face .... Great work!

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  37. Tolle Seite. Gefällt mir supergut!
    Happy PPF! Sabine

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  38. Great painting and quote. He doesn't look terribly happy but he has rather a nice coat.
    Thanks for the misty walk, it has a lovely atmosphere.

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    1. Hmm, who looks happy after cutting off his ear? Poor man.

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  39. Wow, that painting is just beautiful! And I love how you brought all the elements together, including the quote! And thanks for taking us on your walk with you. What gorgeous photos!! xoxo Silke

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  40. Wonderful portrait and quote. Loved the atmospheric photos you took today.
    Yvonne xx

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  41. Another marvelous portrait. Too cold here even for many birds today. I'll enjoy yours. xox

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  42. Hi Valerie, your Van Gogh work is beautiful and I love the quote too. Awesome photos!! Love the misty walks you are taking.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  43. Your Van Goh is simply amazing, color, everything you did the portrait dead on so great

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  44. Beautiful Van Gogh piece...he looks kind of like a nice uncle, full of peace, love and understanding. Love the heron and the falcon. So adorable. Happy PPF x

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  45. Beautiful art as always. I feel as if I'm on your walks with you.

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  46. Wonderful Van Gogh! I also like your photos, beautiful!

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  47. luv the heron; nice Van Gogh piece; have a good weekend

    much love...

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  48. Your Van Gogh is wonderful!
    I think we need to stop the clocks for a few days, to give us some time to catch up slowly! xoxo

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  49. Da bleibt mir glatt der Mund offen stehen, was für ein tolles Werk.

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  50. This is such an impressive piece, wonderful!

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  51. Love the strong colors in your painting - and the way his skin reflects that color! Wonderful photos, as always! Happy PPF!

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  52. What a fantastic painting Valerie,
    I'm sure Van Gogh would love it ;D
    Brilliant atmospheric photos too.
    Happy PPF to you

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  53. Oh my goodness, your van Gogh is EXCELLENT!

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  54. Lovely, and I especially enjoy the photography!

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  55. Love his wrinkles (I didn't color my 'old' cowboy this week, not sure how to do that with a lot of wrinkles). The photography is wonderful, love the birds, the heron is magnificent. Blessings, Janet PPF

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