Sunday, 14 June 2015

Feminine and floral

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having a good weekend, and that the weather is being kind to you!

For Art Journal Journey, masculine-feminine, and for Mix it Monthly, face profile, I have made another mixed media journal page. The background was painted with gesso and then giving a wash of blue and green mixed. I then spritzed some darker blue onto the page and added some pieces of hand-written paper which I waxed and ironed to make it transparent. I drew the face with a black uniball gel pen. I find it very hard to draw faces, especially in profile, but I tried. I coloured the face and hair with pastel chalks.
I am also linking to Kim Dellow's Art it Friday, show your Face and to Moo Mania and More, anything goes.






Today I got very wet on my walk, and was able to get three drippy photos of the roses in the hospital gardens before I had to pack away the camera




These are the ones from yesterday, taken with my phone - and  when the weather was better:








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

44 comments:

  1. beautiful painting and gorgeous flowers!

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  2. Such a lovely painting Valerie. I love the blue splotchy effect. Happy PPF

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  3. I don't know why you say you find it hard to paint faces in profile, because this one is very good, really beautiful!!
    And the flowers are stunning.
    Have a peaceful Sunday :D

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  4. Beautiful page today and stunning flowers, dripping and all!

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  5. She's gorgeous! And love all your flower photos too!

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  6. wow,dein profil mädchen ist soooooo hübsch,spitzenmäßig wie du es gemalt hast,gefällt mir so seeehr gut.
    die blumen duften bis hierher,sooo schöööön.
    hab einen tollen tag heute.


    GLG jeannette

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  7. The face is lovely, and I like the background very much, too. Wonderful photos as always! Enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Sarah

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  8. Gorgeous! Love your drawing and colouring.
    Hugs xx

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  9. Was für ein feines und bezauberndes Gesicht! Ein wunderbares Bild!
    Einen schönen Sonntag für dich!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  10. I can smell the flowers from here your photographs are so beautiful Valerie.

    Wonderful art page with a very beautiful face against the green background. The hair is amazing.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Das verträumte, wunderschöne Gesicht(von wegen ..Du tust Dir schwer im Profil--ts)
    und der Spruch dazu ist ein Fest für Augen und Seele!
    Und auch die wunderbaren Blumenfotos stimmen mich zufrieden und glücklich!
    Herrliche Aufnahmen!
    Einen schönen Sonntag Valerie!

    oxo Susi

    MOO MANIA & MORE & ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

    sind ebenfalls begeistert!!! ♥♥♥♥

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    1. Du hast die Vorangegangene Versuch zum Glück nicht gesehen, sahen alle aus wie Karikaturen mit ausgerenkte Kiefer!

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  12. ein schönes Profilbild... v.a. um die augen erinnert sie mich an liz taylor. klasse farben, und auch die Blumen sind so schön...

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  13. Well I think the face looks amazing and I love the other elements you have added!
    Also just wanted to say sorry for not coming by very often at the moment.... crazy busy for me right now and not much time for blogging..... have a lovely Sunday!

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    1. Don't worry, life sometimes gets in the way!

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  14. Well, I wish I could draw half as good as you, she's really lovely and the flowers are beautiful. Have a great day. Xx

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  15. Wow beautiful face Valerie, you created fantastic artwork! Beautiful flower photos as well. Happy Sunday, Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  16. Brilliantly designed creation, the colours are just gorgeous.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  17. So beautiful art work and photos!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  18. You did a wonderful job with this lovely lady's profile liebe Valerie!
    Beautiful!
    I am enjoying the blue chicory blooming everywhere here now too...
    such a beautiful time of year isn't it.
    oxo

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  19. Beautiful work and photos today. have a lovely sunday. hugs :)

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  20. Really wonderful piece and nice photos!

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  21. A very beautiful lady in todays painting, lovely colours. The flower photos look so pretty.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. You can to draw profiles well!! This profile is wonderful! Awesome sauce background as well. Your wet flowers are so springtime! Have an lovely weekend! ~Niki

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  23. Beautiful painting,Awesome pictures!!!

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  24. This face is beautiful! Really, really stunning!
    Carolyn xx

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  25. Wonderful face and very beautiful colours. Great job, Valerie!
    And nice photos!
    Hugs, Mar

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  26. Beautiful art journal page. I love her hair and the colour of this one. Gorgeous floral pics too my friend
    Hugs June x

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  27. It's unanimous, your art page today is truly beautiful and your drawing of the model is stunning. I also love the beautiful flowers, even the roses dripping with rain. Hope today is not as stormy and you get to take a pleasant walk.

    Hugs,
    C

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  28. Das sieht so zart dahingehaucht aus und dann der verträumte Blick in die Ferne,richtig klasse gemacht. Gelungene Gestaltung,gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  29. so many pretty flowers!
    a wonderful face, seems she is longing for something, maybe.

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  30. Love, LOVE, love this post! The image is every bit as pretty as the colors used and that sentiment is fabulous!!!!!!!
    Sandy xx

    you know how I hate saying the same old, same old but this time I had to say the same old thing!

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  31. So wunderbar mystisch mit dem Grün! Sie sieht wunderschön aus und der Hintergrund ist auch genial geworden! ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

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  32. I saw your art piece and thought what beautiful colours, then I saw all the flowers you posted, they are magnificent!

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  33. Wunderschön ist Deine Malerei, passt auch zu TAW "Beauty"
    Toll auch die Fotos was für geniale Farben!
    ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche,
    lG Anja

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  34. Absolutely stunning Valerie!! xoxo

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  35. Your face is beautiful. Her expressions, her hair, the colours and flow of this piece are absolutely dreamy, and I thought that before I read the sentiment.
    Beautiful flowers in your countryside. They are all lovely but my favourite is ever the humble white daisy.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  36. Great face!!!Love all of the flowers . The Poppy is stunning♥♥♥♥♥

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  37. Superb inspirational techniques in your painting and great result.
    Hand-written paper waxed and ironed - oh ho, great idea.

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  38. Den Blick deiner Frau hast du super hinbekommen... und wieder so tolle Farben auch auf den Blumenfotos! LG Ulrike

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  39. Hi Valerie, just gorgeous art work with stunning details and color. Lovely flowers from your walk too.
    Hugs for a great week. CM

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  40. A gorgeous page Valerie beautiful colours. Love seeing your flowers pics. x

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  41. Wow, das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen! Tolles Portrait! Und dank für die Blumen...
    LG
    Gabriele

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  42. Wow, just so striking. I love how you are using your colours at the moment. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too! Kx

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