Saturday, 5 September 2015

Sitting by the window

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy!

For Art Journal Journey, through my window; our private challenge 49 Faces, and for Kim Dellow's Friday Face Art I made another journal page. I drew the face using a blue fine liner and did the shading with water colour. I stamped the bubbles (from Ryn Tanaka) onto the 'window' using tumbled glass DI. I wrote the little verse for it, 'Sitting by the window, watching drops of rain, watching them run downwards, on the window-pane'
At the moment I am enjoying using monochrome colours and keeping things a bit simple.







This was just with reversed colours, I like how the colour change changes the whole feeling of the picture.


I woke up very early again this morning, when it was still dark, and saw the morning star shining bright between the 'V' in he middle of the branches:




And some more windows from my little town:






Enjoy the view from your window!

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

32 comments:

  1. The reverse looks so different from the blue! I think I like the blue better; she looks less harsh in the blue. You really got the eyes perfect too! And loved looking at your windows! So many different styles! Hope your enjoying your Saturday!

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  2. Your town has the most interesting windows. That's a nice page, the colour change does make so much of a difference.

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  3. For such a small town (your words), you have an excessive amount of beautiful and unique windows. That star certainly shines bright right now.

    I like the simplicity of the drawing, and I like the color reverse, too. I actually prefer the eyes in the original blue version better, though. Those eyes really grab me every time! You do eyes better than anyone I know.

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    1. We are lucky that so many ancient houses survived all the ravages of time and wars etc.

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  4. Love your face at the window, and the photos. Beautiful work, as always, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Terrific to see the star shaining so brightly Valerie. It is thick cloud and drizzle here so we can'r even see the sky. Great photographs of the windows again as well.

    Love the strong face with the beautiful lips. Great use of the Ryn stamp as well.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Dein Gesicht heute passt perfekt zum Wetter draußen!
    Schön gemacht !
    Und Dein Frühmorgen-Fotos sind auch spitze ganz zu schweigen von den tollen Fenstern!
    EInen schönen Samsatg liebe Valerie!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  7. Two awesome versions of today's beautiful lady, she has such a wistful look, perhaps waiting for the rain to go. Super photos, love the one inside the church with the lovely stained glass.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. Your lady's face is beautiful. I am awe struck by the angle you have created (is that supposed to be perspective I mean?), anyway it's amazing. You are such a fantastic artist in all medias.
    Once again I love the windows. Have a good day {{Hugs}}

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    1. I have no idea of perspective, I just use trial and error!

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  9. Sitting by the window is a gorgeous work Valerie. Love the morning star you captured between the V of the tree. Love seeing the windows around your town.

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  10. Gorgeous work of art, so interesting is that face, colours are awesome..

     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  11. No rain here, but I like to look out the window at the rain too and wander away. xox

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  12. Solch ein Regentropfenbild könnte ich heute auch malen.... aber ob ich es so toll hin bekäme wie du hier, weiß ich nicht. Schöne Idee, Valerie.
    Wochenendgrüße von Ulrike

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  13. Great page Valerie, loved the colour change.
    Great photos from today's walk, must admit I do find window very interesting.
    Avril xx

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  14. I also like the blue version a little better because she looks happier. You are so lucky to live in an area with such rich history--and I know you appreciate it! The windows you shows are gorgeous. I hope you wished on the beautiful morning star!

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  15. What a lovely blue face and the raindrops are lovely as well! Beautiful photographs as well, such wonderful windows!

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  16. Hi Valerie, I'm sitting by the window today watching the rain. Your journal page works for me as well. Yesterday it was beautiful, not too warm, and then the cold front moved in. More lovely photos of your 'little town.' Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Hugs,
    C

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  17. Your photographs of the star are astonishing, I didn't know you could do that, the blue sky and the dark trees with the star make a perfect photo.
    Your blue painting turned out so well, just using the lights and darks in an ingenious way. The invert does give a different mood and quite a different picture.

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  18. Another super page! Love both versions, but the blue face is fabulous. Great photos too.
    Hugs, Mar

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  19. Great face and fabulous page, Valerie! I can't believe I went on a bit of a vacation and hardly took any photos, but did have a great time! Love your photos! Hugs!

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  20. Fabulous page. I love those bubbles. Brilliant!
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  21. Lovely art and creativity. Fantastic photos of night sky. Thank you for sharing

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  22. As usual I am drooling over your fab photos, artwork and everything else Valerie :) You really have some magnificent architecture - the stain glass window is wonderful.
    Your beautiful lady looks great just in blue and I love the perspective of the piece....
    Hope you've had a lovely weekend, thanks for all your lovely visits and comments during week... and for the link re the faces - I think I need to start doing some pieces with out adding any digital work..... .... Gill xx :)

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  23. Love the Valerie, I really like how you change the colours. Your 'little town' is beautiful xx

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  24. Another fabulous post Valerie! Your face, with it's two looks is fantastic! I love the early morning picture, the sky looks so blue! As for the windows…….beautiful! Chrisx

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  25. I am really enjoying the simplicity of these faces, Valerie. I love how you captured the morning star in the branches and all your photos are so lovely as always. I so enjoy reading and looking at your blog. xx

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  26. Simple and lovely- and I love your rhyme! xo

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  27. Beautiful work on the lady and It is raining here also. I love myself to look out the windows.

    Simply lovely all you do.

    I have commented a lot of your work when you get time to see my comments.

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  28. Wonderful, I love the angle of her. You always work so well with themes, I love your take on them Thanks again for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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