It was very cold here today, the wind is blowing us cold air from the east, and the temperatures are dropping fast - brrrrr! I managed 2 walks, but needed to walk really fast to get warm and stay warm.
My project for Art Journal Journey today has been influenced again by Van Gogh. The flat fields shown in his sunset painting remind me, too, of the fields here by the Rhine. I know some people think that copying pictures painted by the masters is a waste of time, but I think it is a marvelous way to learn about the painters and how they worked. And I know that the painters' apprentices in the old days spent years copying the paintings of their masters in order to learn. For me, this is 'learning by doing', and I have enjoyed learning more about various artists this past month.
I made a page in my giant journal again. It was first painted with gesso and then with diluted acrylics. When it was dry, I drew in the landscape and all the details with pastel chalks. I wanted to make my page a bit different, so turned it into a meeting between Mary Poppins and Mr Umbrella man. It looks like love at first sight!
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin, and to Moo Mania and More, trees.
The first 2 photos today are multiple exposures of pictures taken a couple of years back in Bad Honnef, with the 'Drachenfels' (Dragon's cliff) in the background. I think they also fit well to the theme of trees and sunset.
This morning I was up extremely early, long before dawn had even begun to think about breaking, and was able to watch the day slowly creeping in. The lights in the background are the airport:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!