Friday, 16 October 2015

Halloween is coming nearer....

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by and it's Friday again.
It is already the middle of October, and Halloween is coming nearer. Last night I dreamed that a bony hand was gripping my shoulder, but it was just a clothes-hanger that I had evidently left on my bed. Okay, annoying, but better than a bony hand!
For Art Journal Journey, Architecture, I have a haunted roof-top scene today.
The witch's cat is standing on a roof-top, watching what's going on in the sky above her. The mixed media A3 page has a painted background, onto which I collaged the red  roofs and chimneys, which I cut from old book paper and painted red. I drew the houses in the background and painted them a shadowy grey. The moon is dark, and a spider is climbing up - or down?
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin - thanks Ladies!








Here I am re-showing my version of a portrait of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo's husband, painted in 1914 by Amadeo Modigliani. I drew and painted the face, using water colours and pastels, and fixed it to a background made with brushos and a large swirl stamp. The quote is from Frida.
I an linking to Kim Dellow's Show Your Face






And now some photos to remind us that Autumn has wonderful days, not just the cold wet days we had here this week!





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

54 comments:

  1. OMG, I love the haunted roof scene!!!! And the photographs are just perfect.
    Yikes on the bony hand!!!! Don't sleep with a hanger in your bed tonight:)
    Hugs,

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  2. Love the witch on the roof and that tiny spider is so cool! Such a wonderful background you have designed! That witch is awesome sauce! Thank you again for sharing such lovely puctures! ~Niki

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  3. I am glad you have made a nice Halloween piece, reminds me of night over London! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. I love love love your witchy piece. The details are wonderful. I do Halloween all year round.
    Very beautiful photos too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  5. Great post! I love the way the white pen Frida quote looks around the Diego portrait... Very cool!

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  6. Bats, spiders, moon, broom and sexy witch. What a fun painting. The autumn pictures are tremendous. . .we are still having 90 degrees for awhile longer. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  7. Love your haunted work, and how it entered your dreams! Gorgeous photos of fall foliage too! HPPF!

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  8. Your haunted roof is fabulous! Well done!

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  9. Deine Hexenseite ist so schön detailreich - klasse! Das Gesicht ist super gelungen --- und die Fotos sind spitze...wie immer !

    HAPPY PPF!
    oxo
    Susi

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  10. Wow!, Valerie! I love your Halloween page. How did you do that sexy witch on the roof tops! So much fun, great mood. The Diego painting is so cool with the Frieda quote around it. beautiful leaves of Fall. By the way, you can stay at my house if you fly on over. LOL! have a good week.

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    1. If I can ever afford the fare I'll take you up on that!

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  11. Such brilliance in all here, the colours are amazingly gorgeous.xx
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  12. ja, allmählich tanzen die hexen, kein wunder, die werden sich auch über deine schönen herbstfarbenen Fotos freuen! schönes WE!

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  13. Your journal page has so many fascinating elements ... especially love the witch stamp you use. She has such attitude. Autumn .. lovely peaceful photos. Enjoyed your Diego very much. I am entrenched in their lives now, having seen so much of their work, and spending a day with Frida at her home. Gotta say, they fascinate me. Enjoy your day - hope it's getting warmer. hugs, Donna

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  14. I sure chuckled about the clothes hanger! So cute...and love the Halloween witch scene and I am loving the two male faces you have done lately...your style shines through wonderfully!! Spooktacular post my dear!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Oh creepy dream alright....., your Halloween piece is a lot more to my liking, beautiful background colours! I remember the Diego piece, a wonderful portrait! The amazing colour explosions this Autumn are so beautiful and your photographs show case them so well!

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  16. Wonderful photographs and you captured the wonderful colours of Autumn perfectly.

    The page is terrific and I enjoyed the journey around the different things as you told us what was where--could turn into a book I reckon.

    Frida's husband painting is wonderful and Frida's words so powerful.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  17. Your modern witch gets up to all sorts of things. I like her broom waiting patiently, like a parked car, and her friends who have come down to say hello.
    Nearly spilled my coffee when I read about the coat-hanger, I bet the coat-hanger had a laugh.

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  18. Na, du hast ja gruselige Träume! Da ist es doch gut, wenn man diese in Bildern verarbeiten kann, oder!?
    Dein Diego gefällt mir sehr gut! Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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  19. Schöne seite und tolles bild von diego.
    schönes we.

    hugs jenny

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  20. The bony hand story is just great! Poor you, though - what a spooky shock! I love your witch on the roof top - such a terrific use of colour! Great Diego face - what a partnership they were! xx

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    1. Before I went to sleep I was reading a book where someone finds a bony hand in her fireplace....

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  21. Love your witchy art great painting and Diego looks fabulous too xx

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  22. LOVE the Halloween rooftop scene Valerie!

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  23. Fabulous rooftop scene! The color is wonderful. Watch out for hangars.. Happy PPF

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  24. ooooh fabulous spooky scene Valerie. It looks to me as if spiders are aliens and maybe from the dark side of the moon, and its trying to come down in its spider-shaped spaceship but the bats are on guard and will defeat it :) Great architecture!

    Love LOVE Diego - wonderful eyes - fantastic work!

    Hope you're having a better day than your night and no more trouble with scary bony hands
    Gill xx

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    1. What a scary thought with the spiders!

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  25. ooh I am loving your spooky scene!
    Here in US halloween is totally over the top. I love it in all its kitchy glory
    Before I came here I did not know that many adults dress up for halloween
    Happy PPF

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  26. That spooky rooftop is great! I love it all nod the spider from the moon. Beautiful portrait.

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  27. Beautiful autumn photos. Great rendering of Diego Rivera.Your art journal page is fun. I like to see think that the spider is coming down to check you out. It's lonely on the moon.

    Kate

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  28. Beautiful work, and liking the details.

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  29. Oh my goodness some great pieces here. I love your choice of colors.

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  30. Oh glorious Autumn captured in your photos liebe Valerie!
    Happy for you that it was only a wire hangar Oh My!!!!
    It's clear you are in a Halloween mood with your cool creation...
    on your mind both night and day ;-)
    oxo

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  31. Lovely haunted architectural page for AJJ and a good face for Kim Dellow. The fall colours are awesome!

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  32. luv the witch on the roof, she looks poised and yet sassy; happy PPF

    much love...

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  33. haha, love the story of the clotheshanger and the bony hand :-) That's a very elegant witch you have there! And those pictures are amazing.

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  34. Love your Halloween page. Those fall pictures are gorgeous. It is my favorite season of the year.
    Happy PPF

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  35. Those fall leaves are gorgeous and so is your man painting. Pretty sky in your page.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  36. Loved reading this post, hope the hanger is nowhere near the bed tonight. Its a fabulous page, love the colours and of course the witch. Super photos of the leaves.
    Yvonne xx

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  37. Lovely halloween painting - and your fall foliage photos are beautiful!! We are only beginning to get some color in Missouri! Happy PPF :)

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  38. Great Halloween art ☺I love the painting ans the Frida quote around is perfect! nice fall color you have going there.I haven't been out if the house for a few days so I haven't seen any of ours. I do know by looking out the window that the leaves are falling off the oak trees like crazy. :(

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  39. The fall colors are amazing!! so lovely!

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  40. huuuuhuuuu, it's spoooooky here today, eeeeeek! :)

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  41. I was SO impressed with the architecture you created. Looks like you took lots of time to make it, too. Of course, the witch was perfect, the spider on the moon was great, but the cat was the best! How frightfully delightful.

    Guess you only got rain because I saw a part of Germany was blanketed with snow this week. My tree leaves are still mostly green, although some of them have turned brown and littered the ground. Love the colors in your world so much better than in mine right now.

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    1. It snowed quite near here, but we just got freezing rain!

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  42. Love your spooky art and the red leaves. Funny about the coat hanger!!

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  43. I love the detail of your painting! :D I also adore your photos of Fall. They fill my eyes.

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  44. What a great skyscape - love the way you put it all together for your cat and witchy gal. But my fav part is the broom... just suspended there waiting for it's next flight. I'm hoping that it got to carry all three - the witchy gal, her bird and the cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I laughed out loud reading the quote and thinking that Diego was worse than getting knocked down by a streetcar!!!! Whew!!

    Totally in love with all your fall photos. Seriously beautiful to see. Thank you so much for bringing such loveliness into my life with your photos and your artwork Valerie! j.

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  45. I love this colourful Halloween page with it's fun elements! Great portrait and of course the brilliant photos! It has turned colder here now but the colours are still brightening things up! Chrisx

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  46. Definitely better than a bony hand! :) Love your witch, and all the other details in your Halloween page. Autumn is such an inspiring season, isn't it!

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  47. Your Halloween art is terrific! The photos are lovely. Yup, be careful of the hanger :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.

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