We had a cold, grey and wet day here, thank goodness for wellies and raincoats! On my walks I had plenty of opportunities for taking photos of raindrops!
I spent this afternoon in my arty kitchen painting, this time inspired by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), a self-taught French painter whose works can be classified as naive and post impressionistic. I love his jungle pictures, full of strange plants, which often remind me of places like Queue Gardens, and exotic animals. I painted the background in my A3 journal again using acrylics, and then drew the plants with felt pens, gel-pens and a white pen. The leopard was stamped onto paper using Archival black and black EP, coloured, and then fussy cut. The lion is a rub-on. The butterfly was stamped directly onto the 'sky'. The stamps and rub-on are from LaBlanche. I am linking to Art Journal Journey, 'Inspired by the masters', and Fashionable Stamping Challenges, animals., and to Moo Mania and More, favourite colours.
This morning I could only see the trees directly behind the house, the rest was lost in the mist:
Here the mist started to lift:
The trees and flowers hung full of sparkling raindrops:
The spider's web turned into a glittering curtain in front of this hollow tree:
Have a lovely day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!