We had some nice days this week, very cold, but with sunshine, and I made the most of it and went out as much as possible. Today we have been promised storm and gale force winds, and in northern Germany they are expecting a hurricane and storm floods, so I hope everyone stays safe.
I have made another journal spread for Paint Party Friday and for Art Journal Journey. I seem to be using a lot of bright colours just now, perhaps inspired by the wonderful Autumn colours round about us.
The quote I have used is from J.K.Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix', and is spoken in the book by Sirius Black, Harry's Godfather. I am enjoying using silhouettes without colouring them in, it's a different effect, and fits well to the theme of light and dark. The background has been painted with all the acrylic paints I had on the counter, and then sprayed with some home made inks. I stamped into it while it was still wet, just transferring colour from one place to another, and on the dark colours it gives a negative effect. I enhanced the colours with pastels to make them glow. This was a fun piece to make.
I walked along the Rhine a lot this week, it always does me good to be near the water, watch the gulls and ducks, and see and hear the ships and barges chugging by. Some trees still have a lot of leaves, others are almost stripped, and I think a lot of the remaining leaves will be gone with the wind after the storm.
I like this view of the castle ruins through the trees:
The Church of Saint Swidbert:
And this tree fascinates me with its abundance of colour:
Last but not least, a photo taken of the window of the cafe and bakery, situated by the Christmas market. I love the display of gingerbread men and houses,some of which are good one metre high, and all are edible....sigh! I like the reflections of the tree and street lantern, too.
Have a good weekend, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!