Thursday, 21 January 2016

A crow on frosted leaves Number 2

Hi Everybody!

The week has flown by! Time again for Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey, winter wonderland. I made another piece following on the one I made last Friday, but this time using a canvas (18x18"). I was inspired by the rusty leaves left over from Autumn that were so beautifully coated with frost  in the past weeks. I re-used an old canvas, using rust and various metal patinas, with lots of added texture from reflex pearls, embossing powders (Utee and Frantage), mica and gilding flakes, and scraps of vintage, handwritten paper.  The leaves were cut from paper, painted with acrylics and embossed with Frantage EPs. The crow was painted onto cartridge paper and also embossed, cut out and collaged. I enjoyed making this.









We have had several sunny and cold days this week, and I enjoyed being out and taking my photos. Here are some of the ships from this week:




The sun made a rainbow on the field:


This gull seemed to enjoy posing for the camera:




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



52 comments:

  1. I loved the one you made last week, but this one is really fabulous, love all the colours, details and textures. Wonderful photos, too, that gull is a real poser. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Stunning background to the beautiful piece! Gorgeous photos and everything is happy when the sun is out!

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  3. This is a masterpiece. That texture in the various colors and media is gorgeous!!!! Hang this on your wall proudly. It belongs there.

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  4. Ohhh my goodness with that texture! I LOVE all the depth and gold. Bravo ;) xo

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  5. Your piece today is amazing! I have never even heard of the products used! I love all the texture and glimmer!

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    1. The products are mostly used for stamping, I just misused them here!

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    2. Well, they don't look misused!

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  6. Oh LOVE the bird theme. Crows are so smart and wonderful--and this pic reminds me a bit of Klimt. And that little darling gull--what a sweetie! xo

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  7. What a luscious and richly textured collage liebe Valerie!
    Such fancy feet and beak coloring on the gull!
    We are waiting for our mega snow storm to begin in the afternoon...
    they are promising us a blizzard blizzard to beat all blizzards :-)
    oxo

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  8. Love Love Love this piece! Gorgeous, Valerie! :)

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  9. Gorgeous texture and sparkles...really pretty piece...good size too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. Stunning background with wonderful colours and shapes. Love the way you have made the bird stand out.

    It looks like brighter days for you on the Rhine and what a fabulous gull with its red legs.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Beautiful creation and I just love this gorgeous work of art. The black bird looks awesome making him the main feature, well the way I see it...great photos.x Have a fab weekend.... {aNNie}

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  12. Valerie, I think this is my new favourite! The colours and textures in this piece are amazing - I absolutely love it!

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  13. Ein Traum Dein Keilrahmen Valerie! Wunderschön!!! Und allerherrlichste Fotos heute!
    Knuddel
    Susi

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  14. I see same colors in your painting and your photos - golden brown...
    We have a lot of snow and right now -20°C brrrrr....

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  15. Beautiful mixed media piece Valerie, so fiery!! I can't believe you caught a shot of a rainbow, well done! hugs :)

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  16. super layers of textures and metallic colors Valerie!! It always makes my day to see your photos of the boats and birdies too!

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  17. That background is so rich and beautiful! The black of the crow makes just a perfect contrast.

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  18. I can not say how much I love and admire your beautiful piece Valerie! It's a mouth- dropping creation! Hugs!

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  19. Luv that crow

    Happy PPF

    much love...

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  20. Oh I love that background, Valerie! I really want to touch it and the Crow is a nice touch! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  21. ALL TIME FAVORITE..... EVER Valerie. This is TOTALLY LUSCIOUS - so RICH and DEEP and INTRIGUINGLY LUSCIOUS..... oh my my my my my - LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Of course, it is ALL my fav colors too. What an INCREDIBLE work of ART... I am just AWED. It's just BEAUTIFUL... GORGEOUS... big WOW. j.

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  22. ALL TIME FAVORITE..... EVER Valerie. This is TOTALLY LUSCIOUS - so RICH and DEEP and INTRIGUINGLY LUSCIOUS..... oh my my my my my - LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Of course, it is ALL my fav colors too. What an INCREDIBLE work of ART... I am just AWED. It's just BEAUTIFUL... GORGEOUS... big WOW. j.

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  23. I love the color and texture here. And your crow is such a great contrast (and you know crows are attracted to sparkly things) so this is perfect!

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  24. Valerie, this piece of art should hang on your wall as it is wonderful, stunning and the reflections are terrific. Working with different mediums for texture is one of your artistic talents that I admire.
    Hugs,
    C

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  25. Oh WOW! What a gorgeous page. I love all the shapes, texture and especially the metallic shimmer. Maybe this one should go on your wall.
    hugs,
    Teresa
    Have a great weekend.

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  26. Stunning colors and texture!

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  27. Beautiful piece (and big!), Valerie. The texture is great. I love the bits of color that come peeking through.

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  28. Loving all your sparkly textures and patterns. So pretty.
    Happy PPF

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  29. This is truly an amazing work. The textures are fabulous.
    Brilliant piece, Valerie!
    Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Mar

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  30. Sehr schön! Diese Kügelchen habe ich auch noch irgendwo... LG Ulrike

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  31. WOW, I just want to reach out and touch this gorgeous page. Awesome rich colours and Mr Crow looks right at home among the rich, opulent textures of the background.
    Yvonne xx

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  32. A stunning piece Valerie, love the rich colours and all that beautiful texture.
    Wonderful photos from your walk, have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

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  33. Beautiful work! I love the mix of colours and the rich texture! Happy PPF!

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  34. Love this amazing textureand colours! Great photos once again - especially the gulls! Hugs, Chrisx

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  35. such wonderful colors and texture in your crow piece. i enjoy looking at it.

    thank you for your caring message.

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  36. I love this painting!! Wonderful warmth and depth - it is just fabulous!! :)

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  37. You had me hooked when you mentioned rust and leaves. How wonderful. I keep forgetting to use EP, so I must get some out soon, because your mixed media canvas is simply INCREDIBLE.

    Always love the boats, and I think I saw the dredger (or the boat that keeps the bottom dredged, whatever it's called) in the background, too.

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  38. I love today's art!!!!!! So much texture and depth and love all of the colors. Great photos... the boats are great but the Gull posing for his glamour shots are my favorite ♥

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  39. Outstanding! Absolutely beautiful Valerie!! I always love your collage pieces as well as your works with embossing and this one , well, right up to the top of the list! Color, texture,design- all so yummy!!
    In case i did not say it, I love this piece!! ")
    hugs

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  40. This is gorgeous and I sure hope you have it hanging on one of your walls. For me, that is a pretty big piece!!!!
    sandy xx

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  41. Oh the colours in this are astounding, this piece sets the fire works off, stunning!

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  42. Wow, wow, wow!! You are the queen of texture! I love this piece that you did - the colors and the texture are just amazing. And of course your beautiful photos... Happy PPF! Silke

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  43. Stunning artwork Valerie! Like everyone else I love LOVE this - so much wonderful texture and fantastic colour and layers... LOVE IT!
    Gill xxx also love the close up photo of the gull.

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  44. Love the jewel tones! And great closeups of the gull!

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  45. Your photography is extraordinary...I love your pictures. And your painting is intriguing with its wonderful textures and shine. Beautiful, ah, so lovely.

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  46. Hi Valerie. Beautiful as always. Hope you have been well. I remember you said you had W10 . I just d/l on my desk computer and all my photos are gone. Do you know how I can revert back to w8? Ant info would be appreciated. glorv1@sbcglobal.net
    Thanks

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  47. Your piece is simply stunning. It is so complicated and layered and that makes me want look and look some more. I enjoyed your photos as well, especially the willing gull with the pretty red legs!

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