The weather here has been very changeable today, from black clouds, rain and thunder to sunny intervals, a bit of everything. I was lucky to stay dry for my walk, so that was good - my new wellies still need to be inaugurated!
I have used another of my water-colour backgrounds today. It was painted with green and blue, and then sprayed with blue, green and purple. I sprayed in many layers, always with the same method - spray, let it drip, let it dry, and then the next layer. Then I turned it upside down, and outlined most of the drips with metallic gel pens. It reminded me of strange trees, so my magical forest was born. I added some purple birds (Dina Wakley), a unicorn (cut from a DP pad), and the TH branch trees in purple and green. Hänsel and Gretel are a copy from the frontispiece of one of my ancient books. The angels are watching over them to make sure they get home safely....
I am linking to Art Journal Journey, living beings, and Mix it monthly, trees, and Simon Monday challenge, rock the techniques.
I enjoyed making this, there is something very satisfying in just playing about and picking up childhood themes again.
Clouds were frequent today:
The ducks were having a great time swimming round in circles and chasing away a gull who evidently wanted to join in:
The cormorant was sitting on the pole again, looking a bit like a statue.
The Rhine was grey and the landscape dissolved into the mist:
Have a lovely day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!