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I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
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Thursday, March 11, 2021


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Space, not too far away is Saturn. Painted on a scallop with tempera. 

Space! Two colliding galaxies

Orange background painted with GESSO and acrylic color on a photopaper A4. I tried to cover the paper with gesso before coloring it. It was quite cool as it created the curves and features of the spatula I used to spread it out. I let it be uneaven. Then let it dry before coloring several layers. Took quite some time to finish as every layer has to dry before adding the next one. I was planning to paint some flowers on it but change my mind. 

Instead of painting I search my files for Akleja-Columbine.  I used an old BW image I have.

And this is the final result. Paint and photo combined in PS.

© NF Photo 210311

My world can´t decide weather it is winter or spring. And we have a storm coming so I´d rather stay indoors today. 

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday    Rains TAD

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  1. this is a great idea to paint Saturn in the shell. Looks intrigued. Also The galaxies with this color, great.
    Your flower picture is breathtaking as you put it together digitally, every single one, whether the photo in b/w or the background, is fabulous.
    The storm is there with me too.
    I wish you a pleasant creative day, hug Elke

  2. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful, your take on the theme is just so unique and absolutely wonderful!

  3. I haven't been by for awhile, but thought I would see what you've been posting. Nice shell idea and I especially love your rose piece. It's beautiful.

  4. Wonderful art and photos. I love that background. Have a great day.

  5. I love your incredible concept of space. You draw beautifully. I also like your concept of worlds colliding. This is an amazing post and I am in total awe.

    My weather can't decide either. I think Mother Nature is off her meds.

  6. Lovely space pieces among others!

  7. OMG, that painted scallop is beautiful! We have a storm here atm, too. Plus some rain. But I think spring can't be stopped now.

  8. Very Interesting Monica


  9. Great work. Love the texture in that Gesso and acrylic painting.

  10. I've seen you paint inside shells before always takes me back to when I was a child when shells like this were everywhere during summer holidays. Love you tempera space scene. We have high winds and bitter cold rain here in the UK, it's blowing your way.
    Hide away and paint... Happy PPF Tracey xx

  11. Wow! Gorgeous artwork! What a light show!!!

  12. You developed a beautiful piece.

  13. Love the texture and colors in the painting. I thought I saw a fish shape:) Love the two galaxies colliding! Happy PPF!

  14. Painting space in a sea shell, which is a space of it's own. Nice, Monica :) Love your texture and colors and especially love it when you added the Columbine. Beautiful!!! Your idea's would seem to be endless :) Storms could mean Spring, right? At least when we get a good thunderstorm, it is for sure a sign of Spring ... I love the smell of the air after a good rain, don't you? Be well, Monica ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  15. wonderful art, and I especially love how you used your textured painting in that last photo!

  16. Love your flower creation, what a great idea.

  17. Hi Monica! :) I LOVE your painted scallop, that is so original! :) The two colliding galaxies is so bright and beautiful! I love your last piece, the orange colour is so pretty! Our weather can't decide between artic cold and spring warmth! :)

  18. What a nice selection for Rains theme.

    All the best Jan


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