Today (Friday) was a great day weather wise - it was very cold, with a thick layer of ground frost in the early morning, but the sun shone all day, and I was able to walk around a lot and really enjoyed myself! The birds are evidently feeling the cold and are extra hungry, so I had lots of visitors, large and small at the feeder and at the fat-balls.
For Art Journal Journey, inspired by the masters, I am showing a painting I made when I was at school in London, back in 1962, when I was 15. Our theme was also being inspired by famous painters, and I chose Henri Rousseau. It was painted in A2 size on paper using water colours. My art teacher thought it was 'interesting'. My class teacher was disgusted, and wrote on the back that I was wasting my time, resources and talents, and was on the best way to becoming depraved! Well, I think she would probably say the same about some of the things I make today....
Today started off with a beautiful sky before sunrise:
The frost was thick white on the stubble of the corn field:
Sunrise was wonderful:
The frost was still visible when I went out for my first walk:
The skies were blue:
And the sunset at the Rhine in the evening was splendid:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.