Monday, 11 May 2015

Under the sea and by the river

Hi Everybody!

I wish you all a good start in the new week!
This will be a quick post today, time has run away again.

For Art Journal Journey, the sea, I have made another underwater page. The background was painted, sprayed and dripped, and I outlined the drips with a gold pen. There is an eclectic mix of creatures, under-sea butterflies, fish, a turtle and shells. I used stencils for the two figures which I painted with Vivacolor rust, and doodled some vines round them. I wrote the quote 'The sea, the mother of all life' with gold.

My walk led me down the Rhine to the next village today. 

The white cattle are back after their winter break

I love this twisty, narrow path leading down to the water

The Rhine is still very high

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


  1. moin valerie,

    deine seite ist eine farbenpracht und sieht klasse aus,schöne idee die beiden unter wasser zu setzen,ich habe die ja auch.
    schöne bilder wieder,das erfreut mein herz jedesmal.
    eine tolle woche wünsch ich dir.

    glg jeannette

  2. Lovely watery page! Hope the Rhine doesn't get too high this year.

  3. A Wonderful journal page again, Val, and love the peaceful photos. Have a good week! Hugs, Sarah

  4. Ich liebe wie die beiden unter Wasser eine Tanzparty feiern! Eine wundervolle Seite Valerie!
    Danke auch für die schönen Fotos von Deinem langen Spaziergang!
    Auch ich wünsch Dir ich einen tollen Start in die neue Woche!
    Lieben Dank für Deine vielen wunderschönen Arbeiten zur Art Journal Journey!

    Liebe Grüße

  5. Hello to the cattle today and the very beautiful wisteria-I love those. Tried to grow one once but it failed miserably.

    Terrific page it made me want to dive in and dance under water. Love the idea of outlining the drips with gold pen--genius.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Another gorgeous water page. I love the gold vine :D Have a good week Valerie :D

  7. Another fantastic and wonderfully painted page for the theme. I like the way you have outlined in gold and painted the vine leaves, it adds that something extra and it's a lovely picture overall.
    Good luck with catching Time, it's main purpose seems to be running away.

  8. Those cows are in for a feast in that lush meadow. I can't believe how quick the weeks past, I never seem to be able to catch up with myself! Xx

  9. I love your underwater scene and the photographs are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Alwys interestng persona in ths sea theme. xox

  11. Mit deinen Unterwasser-Inspirationen wirst du noch bis zum Ende des Monats beschäftigt sein, ein unerschöpfliches Thema - und immer hast du so tolle Ideen.
    Die Natur ist im Moment wirklich richtig saftig grün - es sieht einfach toll aus!
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

    1. Ja, die Natur ist momentan einmalig.

  12. Another magical under the sea world page, love the gold additions to the vine.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Lovely artwork under the sea Valerie. The cattle look like they are enjoying the sunshine in the gorgeous green grass. Beautiful pics. Have a creative week.
    Hugs, CM

  14. Great photos again! Love the white cows♥ Your journal page is great too... It's cooler here today and wet from all the rain over the weekend . I'm thinking it's an indoor kind of day for me.

    1. They are lovely, I have never seen all white cowss before and find them very fascinating.

  15. omgoodness!! I love those white cows!! How beautiful- I don't think I have ever seen any before this! thanksso much for sharing Val!! I had to run and show my hubby too! heehee xoxo

  16. WOW, another terrific journal page. I don't believe I have seen a white cow either. They are surely well fed with the beautiful meadows and foliage. Marvelous photos today, Valerie.



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