Friday, 2 October 2015

Faces and famous buildings

Hi Everybody!

I have another A3 mixed media  journal page for Art Journal Journey, architecture. The background was a brush-wipe page. I collaged the lady - an image from one of my old magazines from 1899, printed onto book paper and fussy cut. Then I used lots of stamps to decorate her hat, and I am sure you will recognise the buildings. I embellished her hat with a flourish and some flowers. and added a quote from Sir Winston Churchill.
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.






And I am joining in with Elizabeth's '2nd on the 2nd', which is a second look at an older post. I chose this journal page which is a copy of Modigliani's Maude Abrantes, made for a challenge some months back. It was worked with water colours and pastels for the face, and acrylics, brushos and pastels for the background. I am linking to 49 Faces and Kim Dellow's Friday show your face.






I love the autumn leaves:




Today started out with wonderful colours and Venus, the morning star:






And some architecture from here:





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

55 comments:

  1. You take the best photos. They are always so serene. I like the collage pics too!
    Hugs

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  2. First, thanks for joining Second on the 2nd, even though it doesn't go live here for a little over two hours. Don't you wish everyone was on the same time?

    I was really impressed with your architecture piece, and once again, I wondered which came first, the quote or the art. They both went SO well together, including the very British phone booth and Big Ben.

    I really like your second look and I believe I remember that Modigliani entry. So very glad you shared it again.

    And, as always, I simply adore the autumnal photos, as well as some of the architecture around your city. You find the best of the best photos each day, and today is definitely no different.

    Again, thanks for sharing your Second look on the 2nd.

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    1. This time I made the art first, but I often read a quote and create something for it!

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  3. Wow!!!! I am so impressed with these two pieces. The colors are so moving and warm. Your fall photos are really showing how your weather is changing. Have a great weekend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. Love your art today, new and old, and the photos are wonderful, as always. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Agreed, love all of your pieces, and your photos! Happy PPF!

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  6. Himmlisch wie Du alle einzelnen Gebäude Stempel auf dem schönen Gesicht platziert hast und der Spruch von Churchill passt so perfekt dazu! Deine Modigliani Dame ist perfekt! Hammer!
    Tolle Fotos wieder!
    Happy PPF- Happy AJJ- Happy facing!

    oxo
    Susi

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  7. oh wow.... beautiful photography, as well as the art, great job!

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  8. jedesmal wenn ich lese, dass du überwiegend in a3 arbeitest, frag ich mich wie du die seiten alle aufbewahrst? in künstlermappen? oder bindest du sie? bei den Fotos ist das ja leichter *g*, die stapeln sich heutzutage im pc...
    schönes WE, Valerie!

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    1. Die Blätter kommen zuerst in Künstler Mappen, und später wenn ich ein Thema fertig habe, werden sie meist gebunden, entweder mit einem Thermobinder oder Spiraldrähte.

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  9. Enjoyed your take on the architecture challenge! Love the idea of the building coming off her hat. Great 2nd on the 2nd. Also enjoyed your photos, the change in light and color as autumn settles in.

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  10. Great jourmal pages - you are always so creative with your use of the themes.

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  11. The rich jewel like colours in your painting are reflected perfectly in those early photos... just beautiful...xx

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  12. Amazing pages, I love the lady on the first one with the buildings on her head.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. I sure got a Fall feeling over here today! Wonderful pages! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Wonderful creative thinking yet again, Valerie. ADORE her had -- want one! I am a fan of Modigliani's, and have been toying with the idea of doing some portrait lookalikes in the same type as Artists I admire. Great walk again this morning. It really is Autumn isn't it. One is never sure here ... in such a temperate climate things are pretty much the same all year round. Beautiful photos. hugs, Donna

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  15. I love your architecture lady! You have some great famous building stamps. What a fun hat that would be! And great sunrise photos...and your architecture photos too. The ruins look particularly nice with those bare trees.Its like the whole landscape is in ruins. Something about old buildings and autumn seem to go together! Have a great weekend!

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  16. Morning photos are spectacular and I especially like the first architectural photo, very dramatic with the light through the windows.
    An architectural hat! - what an idea, you are so inventive.

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  17. Love all of these colors in your post this week - it seems autumn is making its way into your art as well. Lovely art and photos.

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  18. I love the deep, rich, vibrant colors in these works... and how they reflect the palette of your beautiful environment!

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  19. Wow that sky is amazing! Love your serious girl!

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  20. Lovely creativity! thank you for sharing

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  21. Beautiful art, Valerie. Love the collage piece with the 1899 image. I try to use my brush wipe papers, too. I always enjoy your stunning photos, especially the architecture and sky ones.

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  22. Love both those pages. The first one belongs in a frame. Love the way you incorporated the architecture in her hair. Your photos are beautiful

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  23. Wow love your face, so expressive. Also love the photos too xx

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  24. Thanks for sharing a second look. Both pages, and faces are fantastic.

    I LOVE pictures of the sky, it is ever changing. These are really WOW photos, LOVE the architecture, of the buildings, against the morning sky. Just gorgeous!!!

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  25. Both are wonderful pages with rich colours and powerful images..

    Great photographs and the red leaf ones reminded me I had collected some earlier and they are in my jacket pocket

    Love Chrissie xx

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  26. Amazing art here, once again Valerie. Just adore the steampunk feel to the first. Amazing sky photos too.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  27. Beautiful art work Valerie and great photography!

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  28. Hi Valerie, the headdress on your lady today is fabulous; I love he buildings. You use such rich colors in your art pages to make them standout and cheery. It is raining here today so no bright sunny skies for us. Your photos are wonderful and especially the photo of the building with the light shining through the window openings, probably a section of the castle. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    C

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  29. This is fabulous, such wonderful light around her! Love your second look and of course your photos are once again amazing! Chrisx

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  30. Like your AJ page face and composition. Thanks for sharing the great photos.
    Happy weekend xx

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  31. as always - gorgeous pictures Valerie --
    I especially love the hot, hot, colors you have used on your journal page. She certainly is a well traveled lady!
    I am not sure the second lady is happy - the dark circles under her eyes betrays a lot of sleepless nights. Perhaps she feigns at happiness.
    You are so interesting to follow -
    Sandy xx

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  32. Oh Wow Valerie two exceptional artworks today - gorgeous colours.
    I love the expression and eyes of the lady in your second piece.
    Fabulous post as always.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend....
    Gill xx

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  33. Lovely artworks. I am drawn to the beautiful Autumn colours of your peices.

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  34. Your page is lovely this week. I think I would love to have a hat like that. I think I've experienced all of those places which would make it even more fun to wear it. Such an inspiration to travel and see the world. Your photos are wonderful as always love seeing your place in the world. M.x

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  35. Gorgeous art pages, Valerie. Love that hat!
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  36. Your art pieces are great, I especially love the first one!
    Your photos are beautiful, how I love this time of year!

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  37. These faces are intriguing. I love that ladies hat with all the buildings poking out of it.
    Happy PPF

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  38. Awesome art pages Valerie, love the buildings you stamped on the hat, what a weight she must have on her mind. Lovely autumnal photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  39. Stunning idea of having world famous landmarks and icons on her headpiece. You always work with such great colours.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  40. I love how you put buildings on her hat and then added that quote :-) The second face is just beautiful ....

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  41. This work is so unique Valerie. Love it with the building on her head. Looks like it's a pretty autumn in your area. Have a nice weekend. Hugs. cm

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  42. I think we all need a hat with building on it, or a nested tangle of hair full of miniatures. xox

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  43. I really like the way you added the buildings to the top of her head. It is almost like she is a world traveler and she is reminiscing about all the places she has been with fond memories and a smile on her face. The other page is gorgeous as well. I'm still loving the photo's, too. I especially love the one with the stone/brick face and open windows. It is sad it is in such a state but beautiful nonetheless in the state in which it is in... Enjoy your weekend, Valerie! :-)

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  44. I love that journal lady with the city in her hair! What a great idea, beautifully done! I also really love your serious lady with that wonderful use of colour and shading! Fabulous work Valerie! xx

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  45. Two faces evoking different emotions inside. The first piece is thrilling. What great imaginative fun. Fabulous mix of architecture placed perfectly for the sentiment! The second is piece curious. Creative and intriguing face. Evokes concern for her well-being. Amazing Valerie. j.

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  46. Wahnsinn, sehr schöne Art Journal Seiten! Happy PPF und einen kreativen Sonntag! - Irma

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  47. Valerie, Your journal page is so neat! I am a fan of those out of head experiences- heehee

    And I must tell you, I much prefer your copy of Maude over the original! Well done!
    Enjoy your Sunday! xo

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  48. Your posts are always so engaging, the detailed art shots and the nature photos. There is always a lot look at and the time is so well worth spending. Both pieces are lovely.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  49. A post full of art. That second face is so sad...she looks so tired, hopeless but you made great work!
    Have a good week ahead!

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  50. Wow! I just love both pieces. Wonderful work, adore your face. Thanks so much for joining Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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  51. I love her hat. . .and of course, the quote from my favorite guy. The architecture is stunning. . the autumn leaves beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  52. WOWEE Valerie
    again with your glowing color palette
    AND her hat gives me wanderlust ♥
    oxo

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