Monday Love: Into the blue



A blue monday ...
is a free monday, and i'm having one of these today. Am feeling rather out of it - headache, stomach ache, backpains - all good reasons to do nothing but read, sketch and occassionally have a cuppa and a little mouthful! I hope this plan works out today!

These two blue paintings are a from a series i did with my artist friend Andrea König.
In this case, she lay a cobweb of tiny silver dots over the paintings. The structure looks different in the changing light and sometimes gives the impression of movement - quite fascinating!

 I always like to work in layers, one partly veiling the others. It takes trust, to let someone else do part of the work for you, when your art is concerned - surprises guaranteed!

26 comments:

  1. Oh my friend, you are ill? I am so sorry! You do work SO HARD and it takes a toll on the body. Do relax today and your paintings are always so happy and beautifully conceived my dear...you truly are a professional!!! Whoever gets any of your work is very fortunate to have it in their home....so gorgeous. Have a magnificent day of pure rest my friend. Anita

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  2. take it easy and get well soon :)
    lovely painting-i like the silver dots!

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  3. Oh dear, I do hope you will be feeling much better soon!! How sad. Everything can takes its toll sometimes and bring us down, but I do hope you will get lifted soon!! I love these paintings..blue always makes me happy, but I also find it a great releasing colour for me too!! Big hugs to you..feel better!! xx

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  4. Hope you feeling better soon darling......knap maar snel weer op !! liefs van mij...xxx...

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  5. No blue Monntags for us, liebe Martina. I am sending you a bunch of healing vibes. We have been coughing a lot last week. I hope you will feel better soon. I suggest you look a lot at your gorgeous paintings, I bet it will uplift you a lot!!
    Alles liebe, meine Freundin o xx o

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  6. "Blue Monday" reminds me of a song by New Order. I LOVE IT!


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  7. The paintings are magical! Each layer gives a different picture and so beautiful it is! Take good care of your health Martina, hope you get well soon:-)
    Have a wonderful week ahead:-)

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  8. Happy monday sweet friend...hope your week is off to a wonderful start....hugs and love to follow you all week.Feel better soon xoxoxxo

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  9. Hope you are feeling much better soon Martina....love your paintings as always...how lovely to be able to work together in such a way...
    Susan x

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  10. I hate to hear that you're feeling under the weather, Martina! Rest up and take some time for yourself. Sending love and prayers your way!

    xoxo
    hi-d

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  11. Hi Martina,

    I hope you feel better soon! I have a bit of a sore throat that doesn't feel right. The kind that makes the ears tickle and hurt, like something is coming on. We have been spending a lot of time outdoors in the wind at baseball games (for the grandson). I am wondering if it could be allery related symptoms??

    Your paintings are very magical. How wonderful you have such a friend that you can trust to add to your paintings like this! :) Beautiful!

    Saying a prayer for you to feel better soon dear friend.

    xoxo...Gloria

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  12. Get well soon Martina.
    The blue colour is really soothing for the eyes .

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  13. Your art so captures the ocean! It has the sense on movement! I could get lost in those waves :)

    Hope you are having a fab week Martina!

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  14. i like the 2nd pics, the overlay concept is really cool.

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  15. SWEET MARTINA! Yes dearest, your body does need a long rest and like you, I dream of having quiet time to write, create in whatever capacity and just enjoy calm!!!! Work is crazy, but I can only do a few things at a time...and with that I will achieve my goals. Oh dearest, if you are interested, please let me know for sure if you will participate in the Paris link party. No need for anything HUGE or long but if you have art that expresses Paris, then GO AHEAD and post that. My husband is also participating with FOOD!!!

    I send you my wishes today for a much better day of recovery and great joy my friend!!! Anita

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  16. Hope you feeling better soon my sweet friend! thinking of you! : )

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  17. Hello dear! Am commenting again, so you know I did get your congratulations, I don't know why it vanished, although it seems many have had problems, but I did get to read it & I thank you very much for it :)) We are doing great, Noémie is getting brighter every day and so much fun. Her big sister is also enjoying her around so much & she is doing such a great job too!! I hope you are having a great week so far!! Again, just love these blues..make me smile :))) xoxo

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  18. Ooo I'm sorry you don't feel well...I hope you are better today! Pretty blue art :)

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  19. Hope this Tuesday is finding you feeling better than you did Monday.

    I like the colors in this work. I've never tried painting with another artist on the same canvas. Sounds interesting tho.

    Darla

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  20. Hola guapa.
    Espero que ya estes recuperada del todo, mis mejores deseos.
    Me han encantado los cuadros, con esas superposicines adquieren un aspecto misterioso y bello a la vez.
    Bss.

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  21. GOOD MORNING MARTINA!!!! HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? BETTER, I HOPE!!!! Oh thank you precious friend, for posting my little button! AND I AM THRILLED that you are participating. Your art, your ideas will be fresh and colorful and SOOOOOOOO PARIS!!! This will be so fun, and thank you for participating with me!

    Have a healthy and bright day!!!! Anita

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  22. Yes, I have your name and link on my list! Anita

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  23. Martina, so sad to hear you aren't feeling well. Hope you are better today!
    Your friend Andrea is very talented! I love the layers of this painting!
    Have a good day!

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  24. Hi Martina,
    I hope you are feeling better today. For someone who was ill, you sure created BEAUTIFUL works of art. The collaboration worked wonderfully.

    Thank you for your wise observations on my recent post on Rattus Scribus.

    I hope you have a wonderful day.

    Ruben

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  25. Dear Martina
    Sorry to hear you haven't been well.. hope all is better now.. I now I had a week or so of feeling blah.. and it's no fun!

    Love love this artwork.. you clever clever girl.. just beautiful.. and your friend's dots really create a sense of mystery.. somewhat like using textures in photo art..

    Have a great weekend. and thanks for the always kind comments my way.. ciao xxx Julie

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  26. Wow Martina..magnificent..such beauty and power and such a transformative piece..I feel transported by the intricate weavings..lace webbings..spinning me into beauty...just mesmerizing...!
    LOVE IT!
    victoria

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