Thursday, 10 September 2015

The changing face of nature

Hi Everybody!

Today I have another face made for our 49 Faces challenge and for 
Kim Dellow's Friday show your face.
This face reminds me of summer, although summer is slowly flying away like the birds. I am enjoying making these part faces in reduced colours - and even with a lot of facial features missing, it is still clearly identifiable as a face. She was drawn and doodled with pencil, India ink pens and pastel chalks on an A3 gessoed background.







And here with reversed colours, making her look dark and mysterious:


Today the sun came out again. In summer the sun rises to the far left of my balcony, and then seems to move round, although I know it is the world turning, till it rises opposite my balcony in the late summer. 



The raindrops were still glistening on the rose-hips:



Nature is showing other flowers and plants:





And windows sometimes work as mirrors:




This tiny stained glass window was high up under a roof:




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

45 comments:

  1. wow,eine tolle seite,gefällt mir seeehr.
    schöne rest woche dir.

    hugs jenny

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  2. Your face is wonderful, very delicate and full of feeling. Fantastic photo, too, your work is always soooo good. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Such a beautiful face you've made and I enjoyed all the photos!

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  4. Wonderful plants and amazing windows--where you find so many I will never know but I am pleased that you do.

    Love the face with the birds flying freely and the way you change the mood with the reverse effect

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Oh Valerie! Your face today is beautiful! I love the light at this time of year. ..we seem to have a few weeks of this lovely yellow from around the last week in August. ..as you say it's the way the world turns! I love your photos today! Chrisx

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  6. Wieder ein interessantes Gesicht heute - auf jeden Fall hast du eine Vorliebe für irritierend grüne Augen! Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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    1. Vorsichtig! Ich habe ja auch grüne Augen!

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  7. Ein tolles Gesicht und der Spruch ist auch schön dazu.. die feinen Blätterranken sind sehr, sehr schön !
    Tolle Natur und Fensterbilder zeigst Du uns heute wieder!
    Hab einen schönen Tag !
    Bussi
    Susi

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  8. What a great face. The delicate and the mysterious . Photos of sun through the trees lovely

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  9. WOW fabulous makes and awesome pics.xx

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  10. She's a beautiful lady. I love those flying birds on her face! And more great photos today. Those windows as mirrors are great!

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  11. A beautiful lady love the colours x

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  12. Another beautiful face, I love the flying birds and the reverse colours are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. A beautiful face, wish my one was as wrinkle free as that! Lol! Beautiful nature pics too. Have a lovely Friday. xx

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    1. I tell myself every morning that wrinkles give my face character!

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  14. This is another beautiful face to add to your already awesome portfolio! We finally had some much needed rain last night--I do believe I hear the trees singing today!

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  15. That's a nice face for the challenge, great photos too!

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  16. Reflections in windows I love, you have captured them beautifully. Your "green" woman is so in touch with her nature and has a lovely eye. Seed heads of the dead blooms are so interesting, sometimes more so than the bloom itself. xox

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  17. Really gorgeous and I do believe Mother Nature (when she is being nice) looks just like this. But there are times when she looks like the witch from Hades. I must admit I do miss the Autumn colors in the Mountains but I also love my new home!
    Your pictures as always are fabulous -- one would think you are a professional photographer!
    Sandy xx

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  18. I do need to tell you how much I love your page and do hope that Mother Nature will smile on us all.
    Sandy xx

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  19. Wow she is beautiful. I love her lips. Your photos are always so beautiful. Always takes me away.
    Have a great day
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  20. Ooh, ooh, ooh! I love this page! Gorgeous face. The birds and vines are so imaginative and vibrant. Did I say that I LOVE this?
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  21. This way you have with limited features is very pleasing liebe Valerie and the words are wonderful too!
    oxo

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  22. What a most beautiful orange sunshine, you always take such great photos!
    I love that beautiful lady, her green original hair do and eyes pull me in, a magnetic feel, great work!

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  23. I do love how you paint these half faces and adorn them with elements of nature, she is beautiful. a lovely green eye. Fantastic photos of the windows and the reflections.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. I do love all of the faces you are doing these days. ♥♥♥♥ More great photos too :) I love coming here.

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  25. Valerie, I could easily picture your faces as stamp designs. Wonderful detail and you bring such character to the faces.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. Your face page today is beautiful, Valerie. It is definitely turning to fall as viewed in some of your photos. Mother nature way overdid herself in our yard this year so trimming is ongoing. Thanks for the new window photos and the reflection ones are so unique.

    Hugs,
    C

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  27. Beautiful face! Both versions are fantastic, but I specially love the digital piece.
    Great photos today!
    Hugs, Mar

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  28. I really like the partial faces, and this one is adorable. I think you make them extra special when you add that magic touch of "hair." The flying birds added a special touch, too.

    Today I had heat exhaustion, which is nearly a heat stroke, so autumn is not yet in my neighborhood. I can see it's starting to arrive where you live, though. Of course, I suspect it gets much hotter here than where you live.

    Whenever I see buildings, I try to take photos of reflections. Yours today were superb. I especially liked the one that showed what I think may have been puzzles of Berlin and London. Of course, they were all wonderful, simply because they all had reflections.

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  29. Gorgeous creation Valerie. Love the pics around town. It looks like fall is coming your way. I am so ready here and hope for a cool down soon.
    Have a great day. cm

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  30. Love the face, such a lovely expression. Great pics too.
    Avril xx

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  31. Another fantastic creation and post Valerie. So many fabulous photos too but I especially liked the 2 photos (with black flowers?) either side of the field of sunflowers photo. Gill xx

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  32. Wow fantastic, i love the idea of the birds flying away xx

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  33. What a fantastic idea - I love the green colors you've chosen.

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  34. Oh how fun.....a beautiful face and summer flying away....love the crows and the vines. What an expressive piece. Love your faces....(smile) Hugs.

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  35. Love this face! The vines are so delicate and I like the birds flying through. Also the "dark" version is very interesting and looks like a different person ....

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  36. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - sooooooooooooooooooo love 'the face of nature' - she is a little woodsy nymph peeking through the forest curtain! Her face is so lovely and she looks content and the colors just spell happy. j.

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  37. I love this face - so light and happy. Something about it is just simple and nice.

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  38. Oh the face is so pretty and the added of the seasons upon her is unique. I like so much.

    Your photography is beautiful also.

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  39. What a beautiful idea for a face. I love the freshness of the green and the dramatic quality of the birds. xx

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  40. Lovely face, love the birds flying Valerie, great photos again, love seeing the peek into your world. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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  41. Your faces are so dramatic, Valerie. LOVE them. Off to pin to enjoy another day...

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