Thursday, 7 January 2016

Cold Blue

Hi Everybody, it's Friday again!

That means it's time for Paint Party Friday and Kim's show Your face, and everyday is the right time for Art Journal Journey, winter wonderland.

I painted an A3 sheet with various blues,  white and silver. I drew the face with black ink. I added some shading in blue, and painted her hair, eyebrows and lips with silver metallic from Vivacolor. I added some touches of diamond Stickles on her lashes and hair, and the quote. Then I sprayed some white glimmer mist and let it run down over her face.










Today was sunny/windy/ cold/dry/wet in quick succession. I enjoyed my walk along the Rhine, watching the clouds, birds and ships.




This cloud looks to me like a face with a big nose in profile, looking to the right - can you see it too?






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

58 comments:

  1. Gorgeous frozen blue lady Valerie and love those pics too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  2. Love your frozen lady, great idea, beautiful photos, too. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Beautiful frozen lady Valerie. It could be me right now as it has been very cold and wet here today. Love those pictures too. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  4. Beautiful frozen lady Valerie. It could be me right now as it has been very cold and wet here today. Love those pictures too. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  5. beautiful painting and beautiful words,,

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  6. Beautiful wintry face and a nice quote. I do see the profile in the clouds!

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  7. Beautiful face nd great photos today Valerie. Very cool cloud too!

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  8. Beautiful face, I love the effect you get with shimmer sprays. Have a fabulous day! Shirleyxx

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  9. Love that blue frozen face. Your walks are just amazing. I do see the face in the clouds that you see, and a woman's face above the big nose. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Valerie. I love diamond stickles and use it lots in card making. I know your lady really shines.

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  11. Your frozen woman is lovely! And I too see a face in the clouds.

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  12. Love the silver in the hair. Nice work.

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  13. Lovely frozen art, and I had to smile when I saw the cloud face. I do that too, every time I'm out, looking for sculptures in the clouds.

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  14. LOVE this beautiful sentiment and that face is gorgeous, the purity and the colours are gorgeous.xx
     {aNNie}

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  15. Deine Eislady ist wunderschön Valerie und das Gesicht in der Wolke kann man sehen - jawohl....
    Bussi
    Susi

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  16. Fabulous face Valerie, and the colours are so frosy and a great quote
    Great picture of the cloud man - I see him scratching his chin!
    Have a great Friday
    Avril xx

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  17. Certainly looks a lot brighter on your photographs than it has here for a very long time. Love the ones on the river it always looks like something interesting is happening when you go for a walk. Rain and darkness here again I'm afraid.

    Just love the page Valerie and the face has such beauty even though her stare seems frosty. How lovely to have the diamond stickles on her eyelashes they really take you straight to the eyes.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  18. Wow you illustrated that quote so well...the colours and drips were so perfect...it does have an icy feel with so much beauty! Always enjoy your photos and often tell my daughter about them!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. OOoooo ... 'The Ice Queen' .. she's great, Valerie. Love the clouds in the one photograph and oh, that red boat. Great shots. hugs, Donna

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    1. The boat belongs to the water fire-brigade.

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  20. The silver metallic and runny white mist give this a wintry glow. And the sentiment is perfect.

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  21. You've perfectly achieved that frozen, cold feeling with this piece - those icy colours are great.

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  22. All the different paints and inks you used (along with the quote) is amazing how they came together for the end product. It all works together beautifully. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  23. Gosh Valerie, this face is beautiful. I love the eyelashes and the white dribbles down the face. What a fabulous quote, too. It certainly went well with the blue frozen lady.

    As always, I enjoyed the photos from your walk. Of course, I think the boats on the river are my favorite, because there is nothing like that in my world.

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  24. she is so beautiful Valerie! Wonderful quote, and I love the touch of shimmer. It always brightens my day too to see the photos of your walks.

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  25. I really like the stark feel and her very striking looks. The cold color scheme and your beautiful line work enhance the look. Happy New Year and PPF!

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  26. I liked the eyelash details you added to the blue lady--very stylish!

    I did see the face you saw, as well as the lady Nicole saw, but what first caught my eye was a ?skeleton grimace. Imagine the large nose as hair and look below it. See it?

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    1. You're right, I can see it, how scary!

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  27. Beautiful piece today Valerie, I love the effect of the white glimmer mist! That cloud is something else, wow! Great shot. hugs :)

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  28. Lovely cool blue design Valerie. Beautiful work and great quote. Enjoyed your photos too and the birds look like a silhouette. Have a great weekend. xo

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  29. Lovely cool blue design Valerie. Beautiful work and great quote. Enjoyed your photos too and the birds look like a silhouette. Have a great weekend. xo

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  30. Your cold lady is tremendous, I hope she finds warmth soon.
    Your scenes are great too, I always enjoy my (virtual) walks, seeing the birds and the river.

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    1. Yes, I never tire of the birds and river either.

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  31. enjoyed them all, the different views of the lady, very nice. Luv luv the clousd in the photos

    Happy PPF, thanks for dropping in at my blog today

    much love...

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  32. Perfect quote to go with your blue face today. Loving blue, this page is a favorite the way you streaked the silver and highlighted her eyes. Your photos of the ships today were exceptional. I often wonder if the captains say to themselves, "there is that woman again, always taking pictures?" Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs,
    C

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  33. Absolutely AWE struck Valerie... wow - just she's stunningly beautiful... sheer perfection - the background - the "thawing" and the shimmer. LOVE LOVE LOVE. j.

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  34. That's one ice maiden, going to take alot to thaw her frozen heart! xox

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  35. Oh a real ice woman, full of Winter, I feel she'll bring lots of cold and snow just looking at her, beautiful work!

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  36. Such a lovely lady you created Valerie...she is definitely thawing my he♥rt.
    I DID see the big nose profile in those fluffy clouds :-)
    Happy beginning of the weekend oxo

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  37. So beautiful Valerie, and the quote fits her perfectly!

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  38. Beautiful face and quote. hugs Teresa

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  39. A beautiful face, she is sure to melt many hearts.
    Yvonne xx

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  40. cloud watching :) I do that a lot too. Love the color you used for the face. Even if I think it don´t seem that cold. :)

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  41. What a beautiful, wintry lady! I love your colour choices. Those silhouetted birds and the clouds are great too! Thank you for always being so inspiring. xx

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  42. Gorgeous lady- and your photos as always are wonderful!

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  43. I love your icy lady! I'm sure she is loved by all who see her! I love the cloud face - I do love cloud shapes! Your photos are great love the birds on a branch! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

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  44. Wonderful monochromatic!

    So I tried to find the profile in the cloud. I mean I really looked, and it seemed to be the back of a puppy sitting down, with his ears back. But then I scrolled down and realized you meant the NEXT photo. LOL. Totally a profile, sort of Abe Lincoln-ish. :)

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  45. Beautiful artwork especially the silver additions.
    I love clouds and it's great to hear someone else makes shapes and images out of them. I laughed because I saw the face with the long nose too.
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy PPF to you

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  46. She is just beautiful! I too love the silver accents and the saying as well! very nice!
    Hugs,Jackie

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  47. I like the simplicity of the background so your lady is the focus! Great eye breathing room and technique! She is stunning and the metallic accents suit the quote very well!

    I love your cloud pictures, I can see all kinds of faces including North America!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Renee

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  48. Wonderful face, love the cool, blue colours and the quote to go with it, and the beautiful line work.

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  49. Hello again Valerie, I love that cloud, too! Your page today makes me feel very wintery-success! I love the diamond stickles on her lashes:I want some on mine, too!

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  50. Hello again Valerie, I love that cloud, too! Your page today makes me feel very wintery-success! I love the diamond stickles on her lashes:I want some on mine, too!

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  51. Oh, I enjoyed all of this so much! Your painting is beautiful - I love the blue and silver colors - like winter! And then the photos of the Rhine reminded me of beautiful Germany. Thank you!! xo Silke

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