Friday, 2 November 2018

Hues of Autumn

Hi Everybody!

Today it's time for Elizabeth's 2nd on the 2nd and for Paint Party Friday.
I am re-showing 2 A3 mixed media pieces. The background in both was painted and the central part was collaged out of various photos and copies of painted pieces. The 'self-portrait' is the one I use for my avatar, although my hair is longer these days and I've got new glasses:






Here the background was painted and stamped. The photo shows the lane leading past the castle ruins superimposed with a photo of an iron watchman taken in Kettwig, a nearby town.







 The heron was here near the house, sitting just under the little bridge over the stream:







The trees are rapidly losing their leaves:






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

41 comments:

  1. We must all take time to enjoy Autumn and it's so lovely to see how the season has changed your surroundings. Still as stunning.
    Happy PPF Valerie, have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. I've seen your avatar but never this awesome art you used with it. I love the autumn inspired art. I also have never seen the other piece with the C. S. Lewis quote. They both read autumn to me, and I really LOVE both of them. I'm thrilled you shared them with as your second look on the 2nd.

    Your trees are gorgeous. Even though the leaves are dropping quickly, I still love the view across the Rhine where the trees are all so lovely. Great photos, too, dear Valerie.

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    1. Thanks! The trees always seem to be greener on the other side! C.S. Lewis is one of my all time fave authors.

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  3. Good morning Val! I was up very early again, the little one is sick and cranky, it's gonna be a fun weekend! LOVE both pieces you are showing again today, and the autumnal colours, in your art and photos, are magnificent - top notch! Have a fun day, hope the sore throat is getting better! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Both pieces of art are terrific Valerie and just right to show for this time of year.

    Amazing photographs as always with the heron ones standing out for me today.

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Hello dear Valerie!
    Your mixed media pages are absolutely gorgeous!!
    You managed so well the Autumn colors and your cute avatar!
    Love the photo theme of the 2nd page of the castle and the ruins!
    You are so talented and with great inspiration !!
    Great captures and close ups of this beautiful Heron bird!
    And beautiful Autumnal images from your region!
    Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a lovely weekend and a happy November! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  6. It's great to see these journal pages again Valerie.They were as good the second time as the first time. :) And wow-you got some super heron photos. Ours have migrated and won't be back until spring. I don't exactly know where they go, but it would be a really long trip for them to fly to Germany, wouldn't it? Hope you are having a super Friday. hugs-Erika

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    1. The herons stay here all year round, here by the Rhine it is mostly mild, so they don't need to go anywhere!

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  7. Luv the heron cradeling its neck like that. Your bright autumn pieces create a good mood. Happy you dropped by my blog today

    MuchđŸŒș💛đŸŒșlove

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  8. I love both pieces but my most favorite is the second one with the caste-that is a very cool piece.
    Looks like autumn still and love the heron-they are so much fun to watch catch fish
    Happy second on the 2nd Kathy

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  9. Your avatar is so fun. Brilliant autumn colors in the watchman piece and across the river. The heron is just beautiful. Love his brilliant blue. Have a good weekend!

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  10. Good morning! What a fun collage of you-heehee And the sentiment is right on! Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year!
    Your second piece is lovely as well,the golds of the trees is just glorious!
    Love the quote there as well- speaks volumes!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful Valerie!
    hugs,Jackie

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  11. Two amazing pieces!! Your avatar picture always brings a smile to my face, and wow that second spooky one is a real stunner!

    Great photos too, that heron looks fantastic and as I have said before, you live in such a beautiful part of the world!


    Sorry for my long absence, but as you may have picked up, I was away from home visiting family and took a blogging break, but back now, so look forward to more regular visits again.

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  13. Love both these pieces. Autumn is my favourite season. Your colours are perfect. Superb photographs of the Heron, too. I especially like the the close-up.

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  14. Love your self portrait and gorgeous photos. That blue heron is amazing.

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  15. You captured the beautiful vibrant essence of autumn so well in your cards. They are lovely!! Great photos too! Specially love trees and the Rhine.

    -Soma

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  16. I love the colors in your self-portrait, but that can't possibly be you... and I don't mean the change of hair or glasses. Where's your SMILE? I picture you with a smile on your face...

    The second piece is terrific, too, but that weapon your watchman is holding sure looks formidable.

    Have a super weekend!

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    1. I'm afraid I was very indignant at having to sit still so long for the portrait!

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  17. I really love both of these for very different reasons, but the second one strikes a cord and is my fave.

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  18. Those scenic views of Autumn trees and the heron! You got such good photos of that bird. We see a heron at a local park every once in a while, but they aren't common here and getting photos is a challenge. You really show off those colors nicely :)

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  19. Oh that heron! The first art piece was great fun, and I loved the spooky beauty of the second. Your use of that golden color in both was lovely!

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  20. How fun to know where your avatar came from, Valerie. Both your A3s are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them a 2nd time. I didn't see them the 1st time ;-) Eileen xox

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  21. Wonderful artwork! Wow, the blue heron is stunning 😁. I love your photos, the brilliance of the feathers is amazing! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a great weekend! J 😊 x

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  22. Fantastic art pages Valerie. The photos of the Heron look great, they are very handsome birds.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. Beautiful avatar creation ~ and marvelous photos for the season!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. Love the warm yellow and orange tones in your artworks. That's a cute self-portrait :-)

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  25. I like your art pages, and what a fabulous series of photographs of the heron …

    Have a great weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  26. Both your art pieces are fantastic! I love the quotes you use on your art! Great photos!! Love the bird pictures! Big Hugs!

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  27. Loving your art always and ALWAYS love your wonderful photos, thank you, again!!!

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  28. I love this 2nd look! We seem to have more herons around (unless it's the same one flying around and landing where we can see it again!!!) I have been asked to pass on an apology from Annie of Curious and Crafty treasures! She has been trying to commemt here but is having problems. Have a great weekend! Chrisx

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  29. Yay !!! I can finally comment dear friend x Blogger issues have been preventing me from publishing comments for some time, so apologies xx

    I totally love your Avatar Valerie x So colourful and endearing xx You are such a talented crafter and today's photographs are amazing too

    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie xx

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  30. Isn't it amazing to get new glasses, and the colors look so fabulous! Hugs...RO

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  31. What do I love most? The heron or the little redheaded buy? Either way, this post makes me smile!

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  32. What a wonderful post! Your avatar is THE BEST!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  33. I love the whimsical self portrait and also the thoughts on integrity!

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  34. Amazing art and I love the heron Valerie! xx

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  35. Your autumn pieces are beautiful. I love the colors of fall. The background in your self portrait is stunning- the colors pull me in.

    What a gorgeous heron! Leaves are falling here too- but I hope they hang on a little longer. :)

    Hugs!
    ~Jess

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  36. Lovely portrait - so whimsical and lovely colors! I love the pictures from your trips around town - such a wonderful visual of life outside and the colors that inspire us!

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  37. Awesome artwork and all the photos are beautiful!

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