Thursday, 19 September 2019

Colourful art and beautiful nature

Hi Everybody!

It's nearly weekend again, where did the week go? It just seems to have disappeared again. I have been making the most of the good weather and have walked a lot, met up with friends, had fun at Art Group and of course, I took lots of photos of everything I saw.

Today I am sharing an A2 (17" x 24") page I made recently at Art Group. I am still enjoying playing with geometric shapes and bright colours. After painting the page with gesso I used fluid acrylics to paint the circles and squares and an Edding pen to outline them and draw the lines:


Then I used a stencil to make the patterns and Mona. 
(Mona is from Stencilry. Org)







Linking to Paint Party Friday

I will be turning this into another art tote.

And I have some more photos taken in the Botanical Gardens of The Heinrich-Heine-University and Südpark:


This is a tobacco plant:



Artichokes:





Beautiful colours.



The sheep resting by the Rhine:





Beautiful flowers and ducks at Südpark:








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

39 comments:

  1. Look at that black lambie! You got some great shots here.
    Fun piece.
    Hugs

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    1. Those little lambs were sooooooooooooooooooo sweet!

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  2. I love the new design that you have created for another tote bag...very cheerful and happy!!!
    Those gorgeous photos are so amazing!!!
    You are a talented and remarkable photographer Valerie!!!
    Those flowers look so alive that I can almost smell their lovely scent 💮

    Hugs
    xxx

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  3. Hi Val, good evening! You have produced another wonderful post, with beautiful and colourful art and fantastic photos. Your photos get better and better - if that is possible, one sees how much you love the nature around you. Have a nice evening and sleep well this night! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Your piece will make a fabulous tote. The flowers are so pretty for end of season. The lambies taking a rest made me smile. Wonder if they got sleepy counting themselves. Awww, a little black lambie, so cute. Enjoy the start of your weekend.

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    1. Perhaps they got bored counting the people going by?!

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  5. What a fun painting and I love your photos so much too!

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  6. Beautiful page for PPF, your fall photos are stunning.

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  7. Hi Valerie so glad you had lots of fun in your art group,your work is wonderful,i love your pics,thankyou for sharing them with us my friend xx

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  8. Lovely page for PPF, Valerie. I googled stencilry.org but with no result.
    The duck coming to you is beautiful. I think she is posing to you! Ha ha!
    And the resting sheeps are really cute. Hugs, my friend.

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    1. Sorry, perhaps the site is down? Hope they haven't packed in!

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  9. As your title says, beautiful nature for sure, and oh just love the colourful art...you are a lucky lady to live to such beauty to take so many gorgeous pictures.xxx

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  10. The thing that struck me about your abstract art was how beautifully the circles overlapped. I love how you made those colors seem so realistic. This was a fabulous painting. It will make a great conversational tote, too.

    The lambs and ducks were so cute today. I bet the lambs will be glad when they are sheered. They look quite warm to me. Beautiful photos as always, dear Valerie.

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  11. Wonderful bright art Valerie. Beautiful photos too from your walk.

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  12. I love your artwork, which reminds me of Piet Mondrian's work. Blessings!

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  13. Hello Valerie, I love those bright, colourful geometric shapes you've drawn this week. Also, I commend you on the steadiness of your hand using the black liner - well done, its excellent work, as well as a stunning art piece.
    Lovely to visually feast on more beauties from the gardens. It was beautiful to see those white Windflowers too, mine are only in leaf atm.
    A beaut post, chock full of goodies, thanks Valerie, lovely to catch up with you and Happy PPF :D) xx

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  14. Your geometric art looks so wonderful, Valerie! Love the overlapping shapes and the patterns. Botanical gardens are always so interesting. Beautiful colours in your photos. Love the warm yellow-orange flowers.

    Hugs,
    -Soma xx

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  15. awesome article..
    thank for your sharing

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  16. Wonderful art! I love the modern take and your liquid acrylic application is so precise, I'm not sure it would have been so neat if I painted it ...lol 😉. The botanical gardens look beautiful, I have the white anemone in a shady part of my garden, it's so bright and elegant. Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. I have a white 'paint-over' pen - very handy for covering up little slips!

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  17. I like that Mona Lisa stencil. It doesn't look exactly like her image, but it creates enough of an image that we can kinda "fill in the blanks" with our mind. Very nifty!

    Your photos are lovely, as usual. I'm especially taken by the close-ups of the flowers. Sometimes, we don't realize how amazingly beautiful and/or unusual something is until we get a good close look at it. Also, being someone who often marches to her own drummer, I'm glad to see the black sheep are accepted by the rest of the flock. :)

    Have a loverly weekend. The temperature is wonderfully cool this morning, and it feels heavenly.

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    1. True. Flowers and birds close up are incredibly beautiful!

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  18. Sounds like you have had a good week, walking and creating art. It is going to be another fantastic art bag. I really liked Mona's stencil as well.
    Great photos of the plants and the ducks. It good to see there is still some colourful flowers around and the animals seem to be enjoying the autumn sunshine.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Yes, it's been a good week, and I have been making the most of the good weather!

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  19. That is going to be a fantastic tote Valerie. I adore those bright colors. They are perfect for something made with shapes. And I can see why you used shapes as they really are very cool without all the fussy backgrounds usually used by many of us. And this garden looks like a great place to visit. I love seeing all the veggies, sunflowers and animals. They are all so good for soul, aren't they? happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

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  20. Happy PPF Valerie...I love your creative talents!!!

    Hugs xxx

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  21. Beautiful artwork and unique ~ love your nature photography ~ especially our furpersons!

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

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  22. Beautiful geometrical shapes and love how the colours change when they are on top of other shapes. So amazing. I really love your photos as well. All the beautiful animals and flowers are so lovely. Have a beautiful weekend! Happy PPF!

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  23. I love your colors and that design. It'll make a great art tote. I always enjoy your nature photography. The flower shots are lovely, and I got a kick out of the duck close-up :)

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  24. Wonderful Art page Valerie !! Love the bright and happy colours, and the patterns you have created, great ! Love the sheep and the ducks, so cute and tender, and love the so beautiful flowers, even died, nature is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send big hugssss
    Caty

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  25. I like the mix of colours and patterns in your art. And the photos - flowers and farm animals are always a winning combo! Happy PPF from Number 19 :D

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  26. I really love it where the paint overlaps and the colors evolve. Loads of fun, this piece.

    Of course,I always love your photos but I especially love it when you show sheep. I don't see sheep nearly enough!

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  27. I love your art, so bright and elegant. And your photography just blows me away.

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  28. I have missed your posts but Im back and I am so glad, your photos are amazing and BIG so I have no problem seeing them!!! I have started everything fresh and new, I hope you find me,, take care my friend,

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  29. Love your art.
    Love your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  30. Love your abstract art that you are turning into a tote. Lovely!

    I adore the photos of the flowers starting to near the end of their lives- the colors and images are just gorgeous. The duck is fabulous. Thanks for taking us on such a wonderful journey. :)
    ~Jess

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  31. Your art piece is so cool! Love the colours! Amazing photos! Love the flowers, and animals! You capture them all so well! Big Hugs!

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