Time is flying by, and a new month has started bringing us a new theme for the challenge at Susis's Art Journal Journal, 'inspired by the masters' - or mistresses!
Take inspiration from any famous painter, and create your own art. I am co-hostess again this month, and am looking forward to see from whom you take inspiration.
I have started with Niki de Saint Phalle, as she would have been 84 on October 29th. She is perhaps best known for her over dimensional, colourful 'Nanas', huge statues of women with luxurious body forms.
This one, the protecting angel, is in the main station at Zürich.
This is the lifesaver fountain in Duisburg, a neighbouring town.
I have tried to show the happiness of her art with my journal page. I made some figure templates, and used them to draw the outlines. This way I can make more at any time. The background was given a coat of gesso and then painted with diluted sky blue. The figures was painted with acrylics, and the patterns drawn with gel-pens and felt-pens.
These are my 'house-Nanas', who keep me company on my desk:
The flock of sheep moved to their next grazing place, a few kilometers up the Rhein, so I visited the horses on their meadow near the castle ruins. As usual, they were busy grazing:
Can you see the wasp sitting on the toadstool?
This afternoon I removed all the stuff that was cluttering my table, threw some things away, packed the rest into the right boxes, and scrubbed the table top. I am enjoying the view and wondering how long before it will be back to normal!
Have a great weekend, take care of yourselves,
and thanks a lot for coming by!