Friday, 11 September 2015

Window on Picasso

Hi Everybody!
Another week has flown by and it's Friday already - 
where did the time go?

For 'Through my window' at Art Journal Journey, Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin,  49 Faces, and Kim Dellow's Art it Friday,  I tried my luck with copying a Picasso this week. I think we can learn so much by studying and copying the masters. The original is called 'Le Rêve - the dream' and can be seen here.


I started off by drawing a sketch onto an A3 sheet painted with gesso.


Then I started adding colours . I used Schmincke water colours (from the time when I was at school!) and Gelatos with a water brush.


I changed the colours a bit, and outlined with a black fine tip pen, and drew the background lines with the same, rubbing out pencil lines which I didn't need any more


The wallpaper pattern was made with a tiny stamp:







After a rather cold and windy night, the day started off with the crescent moon and the morning-star peeping through the trees, and later a beautiful sunrise:






The windows and towers here belong to the buildings of the Diakonie in Kaiserswerth, and is the place where Florence Nightingale did her nursing training.





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

61 comments:

  1. Fantastic painting, Picasso would love it too, and wonderful photos, especially the moon and morning star. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  2. I absolutely love this piece of art! I also enjoy seeing your process. Wonderful!!
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. An amazing work of art, Valerie. And as always, I enjoyed your beautiful photography.

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  4. Wonderful Picasso inspired piece, a beautiful sunrise and photos of Kaiserswerth.

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  5. Nothing could be more the truth than that quote!! Love your likeness!! Very well done!! The photos are always such a bonus!


    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Stunning Picasso-art.
    Happy PPF,
    hugs xx

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  7. Painting from the masses is such a good practice! And love the photos you shared, such classic architecture.
    Happy PPF 🌸🌻🌺

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  8. Dein Picasso ist toll ... super dass Du uns die Schritte zeigst!
    DIe Fotos sind wunderschön!
    Ich wünsch Dir einen feinen Freitag !
    Bussi
    Susi

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  9. Wonderful painting Valerie and it is great to study a master and be able to do such a terrific copy with your own twists to it

    The photographs are beautiful with the moon, the star and the sun.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. I love your Picasso painting and enjoyed seeing your step-outs.
    Is that building still in use Valerie? It looks in excellent condition. {{hugs}}

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    1. Yes, it's a senior residence and conference centre.

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  11. Love that quote and a good job with the Picasso. Love the photos as always.

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  12. A fabulous Picasso inspired painting, I love the quote.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. Love your Picasso inspired piece. I agree, copying the masters really teaches you a lot. But I like how you made it your own too. And more great photos. So much interesting architecture on your travels! hope the day is going well.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your process. Spectacular results. Happy PPF

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  15. That quote is so true even today!

    It was interesting to look through your process, wonderful color world.

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  16. I had the same thought this morning when I realised it was Friday Valerie but then realised I hadn't much to show for it.
    Fantastic post again....loved all of your photos, the beautiful buildings and morning sky. We were up early trying to take photos of moon and the bright star (Venus) but I didn't do well as I took photos through window as was cold and damp morning.

    Now for your artwork..... oh wow! that is truly amazing and inspiring ....and what a wonderful quote.... LOVE IT! have a lovely weekend........... Gill xx

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  17. I recognized that painting immediately-GREAT job Valerie!! Gorgeous photos too-how I love the old beautiful buildings!

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  18. Great job - so good to really dig in and see what we can learn from the work of others. Lovely photos here as well.

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  19. Fabulous painting Valerie, love the quote.
    Avril xx

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  20. Love your dreaming lady!
    You're right the world doesn't make sense...let's keep on dreaming
    Happy PPF

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  21. Wonderful photos - as always! Your Picasso style painting is SO good!! Happy PPF!

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  22. Whoa Valerie this is brilliant!
    You channeled Picasso beautifully and the words are just perfect and really hit home too.
    oxo

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  23. Fabulous Valerie, a fantastic take on Picasso, love it xx

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  24. Fabulous Valerie, a fantastic take on Picasso, love it xx

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  25. Hi Valerie, this work is beautiful. Your design and take on Picasso is so interesting.The words the perfect finish. Love your walking pics and the sky shots.
    Have a great weekend. cm

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  26. This one is great Valerie!! Beautiful photos again :)

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  27. Amen about the world not making sense - I never thought I would see the day when The United States representation would behave the way they do. Not all Americans share their view of the world.
    Your copy of Picasso is brilliant! I am sure you are aware that the masters of history always seemed to copy each other to learn their craft. There must be a thousand versions of The Annunciation. You are so very talented!
    Sandy xx

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    1. You are so right, and it is not just in the states that the representatives do what they want and not what their electorate wants!

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  28. Your rendition of Picasso is wonderful ~ gorgeous photography ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  29. I totally agree - we can learn so much from the masters. Even from those artist we can't really relate to stylewise. Your piece is gorgeous.

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  30. Sehr gelungenes Bild! Wenn man sich an die Werke der großen Meister heranwagt, merkt man erst, wie schwierig es oft ist, was so leicht aussieht...
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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    1. Wirklich wahr, die Sachen die so einfach aussehen sind oft am schwierigsten.

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  31. A truly inspired painting! Love the colours and shapes. Your photos are lovely as well.

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  32. Oh I love your Picasso. I did the same portrait as part of a class last year. It was fun revisiting it with you. Happy PPF

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  33. Oh My....you can just do anything. From pretty faces to Picasso....Guess you have inspired me again....Love your work. You do it masterfully. Hugs

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  34. You Picasso-inspired piece is great! LoVe Picasso! I recall seeing some of his early sketches at the Hirshhorn Museum many (MANY) years ago. They were very representational and demonstrated his skill, and remind me ~ to this day ~ to, as the Dali Lama suggests, learn the rules well so you can break them properly. :)

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  35. Very nice, Valerie! I think you have capture Picasso's spirit quite well! I really like the quote as today marks September 11th here in the U.S. which is a remembrance of chaos, destruction and yet determination...a time of sobering reality that we face now every year at this time. And, yes. You are right...the world makes NO sense. No sense to those of us don't understand all the hate...

    Finally, as always, I love your photographs. You live in such a beautiful place!

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  36. Fabulous painting inspired by Picasso, your version looks great, such details even down to the wallpaper design. Love the evening photos.
    Yvonne xx

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  37. Amazing replica and oh your photography of that gorgeous architecture is wonderful!
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  38. I always love to view your interpretation of the great artists' art. Another winner!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. Thank you, Valerie, for another great journal page. The background really sets of the painting. You are a talented lady and know so much about the masters and art in general. I do admire you. I did look up this painting, and Picasso was 50 when he drew it of his 22 year old mistress. Wonder what she thought of the painting? Love the quote and must remember it when hubby asks me "What are you going to do with that?"

    Hugs,
    C

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  40. Lovely remake of Picasso's painting!

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  41. Fantastic art inspired by one of the greats, love it, and those sunrise, moon and shots of Ms Nightingale's old training grounds too!

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  42. some of those photos are amazing... the ones with the sun peeking through the leaves and the sunrise/ sunset one are amazing... but more than anything i really love that painting... fabulous!

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  43. Love your "Picasso"!!! Great job. All the photos are terrific but these night sky shots are just gorgeous.

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  44. OMGosh, this is incredible. Your take on Le Rêve is incredible. You have done a fantastic job.

    That sunrise was spectacular, and the moon and morning star (Venus) were spectacular through the trees. Of course, that building was incredible. I am taken by old architecture and I fell in love with the spire and those windows and entry. Stunning photos, too.

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  45. Fab Picasso through the window. Enjoyed your interpretation of his style. xox

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  46. I would definitely say that YOU are a little Picasso!! Soooo fun seeing you do this interpretation. It's SUPER FINE. j.

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  47. Dear Valerie, thanks for visiting my blog. Happy PPF to you too.

    I too learned art first by copying Indian masters and later on others. At that time, my mother used to prod me to do original art. But this is the best way to learn and relearn art.

    Your photographs are great! What camera do you use? Do you carry your camera always with you

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    1. Yes, I always take my Samsung with me!

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  48. OUTSTANDING! Valerie, your Picasso interpretation is fabulous!! you are so gifted and talented dear lady!! I love this piece as one of my new favs of yours! xo

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  49. I totally agree, studying and copying the masters can be very valuable lessons. Your painting is gorgeous, love the composition and the colours.

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  50. I really love your take on Picasso. Thank you so much for taking us through the process in such fascinating detail. xx

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  51. Fabulous work! I love your study of Picasso. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face again and for another shout out too. Kx

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  52. You do Picasso beautifully. I love the photography. Blessings, Janet PPF

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