Thanks for all the kind wishes for my sore throat, and I think it is a tad better, so let's hope it keeps going that way! I had a restful day yesterday, well, not exactly restful, but a bit quieter than usual!
By the way, two weeks ago I promised 3 ladies who commented on my blog in a certain time room a little 'Nettigkeit' - kindness, a sort of pay it forward or RAK, whatever! I chose three out of the hat, and sent the surprises off on Monday. One has already arrived in Germany, and the other 2 are on their way to the States and Scotland....
My thoughts are much inspired by autumn just now, there are lots of beautiful leaves, horse-chestnuts, acorns and pine-cones to be picked up and gathered outside, and it is for me a very inspiring time of the year. I have tried to recreate a picture I made a few years back, and gave away. I used leaves I collected to make stencils for drawing the leaves, and cut them out of scrap cardboard, so I can use them again. They are all life size. The background of diagonal stripes (15" x 19")was painted with acrylics mixed with a glitter glaze which I got recently at the Euro shop. The glaze can be used alone, or can be mixed with colours. I Painted diagonally working from the corner with red, yellow, orange and rust. When it was dry, I used the leaf stencils to draw the leaves, and painted them with matte black gesso, to make a nice contrast to the glittery background.I outlined the leaves with a gold gel-pen. I cut a panel out of the middle, which I will use as a background for something else. The tree fairy image in the centre is from Gecko Galz, and has also been glazed with the glitter stuff, and mounted onto coordinating matting. I was pleased with the result, and have it hanging here as an autumn decoration.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, and to Art Journal Journey, living beings, and Mix it Monthly, trees.
As always I visited the horses - they are on my way to and from the Rhine, and this one loves carrots....
A 'Diva' speeding along the Rhine
This flower is good 3 metres high, growing in the 'jungle' along the banks:
A typical weather picture yesterday, blue sky and huge towers of clouds:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!