Time is flying fast, and the weekend is almost over.
We had a beautiful, sunny and dry weekend here, so I was able to be outside a lot, and enjoyed my walks through the autumn landscape very much. I managed another 15 kilometer today, so was happy with that.
I have made a mixed-media piece for Mix-it-monthly, where Conny wants to see a still life, with light and dark blue, yellow, red and white. Well, the colours are at least more or less right!
I started off by sticking some paper scraps and bits of vintage paper onto my paper (A3), and some strips of bandage. The chemist here recently had a box full of old bandages which were to be had for nothing, as they were past their sell-by date, which means they are possibly not sterile any more, which did not worry me.
Then I gave it a thin coat of gesso so as not to completely cover up the papers.
Then I painted squares, using water-colours, in various shades of red, yellow and blue. I let each layer dry before adding the next one. It was much brighter than I wanted - sorry, forgot to take a photo, so I gave it another coat of diluted gesso.
I used a large scroll stamp (thanks again, Chrissie) to stamp into the wet background to add some more texture and patterning.
Then I drew my blue glass vase with pastel chalks, and added some tulips (well, I hope they look like tulips). And that was it. I am linking to Mix-it-Monthly, still life, Artist Trading Post, anything (mixed media) goes, and Moo Mania and More, bright and cheerful
Today I walked to the dilapidated castle, Schloss Kalkum again.
I met these nice horses on my way:
The old water mill always looks beautiful:
The castle ghost is starting to spook about:
I love the still corners of the park:
The ducks were happy and hungry as always:
Then I walked home through the fields, where the farmer was busy harvesting:
And I visited the cattle again - aren't they gorgeous?
I took loads more photos, but will save them for another day.
Have a great day you all, whatever you are up to, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!