Another day has sped by, where does the time go?
I stayed home all day, something very unusual for me. I think I did a bit too much in the past few days with walking, running down and up the stairs, and carrying heavy old furniture, and was rewarded with aching, swollen ankles, so decided to have a rest. A friend came, and we sewed her carnival costume, and this evening I did the same with another friend, so it was a pleasant day, with good company, and lots of nibbles!
For Art Journal Journey I took my Inspiration this time from Frank Auerbach, a British painter who was born in Germany. His portraits often show very bold and sometimes rather wild brush-strokes and outlining, and I wanted to try this effect, but not with much success. Still, it was fun. I started off with a selfie taken in the summer, which I digitalised and used to make a portrait I could work from. I painted it with water colours, pastel chalks and felt pens, keeping to a relatively limited colour range . I messed up the background, so I cut it out and placed it on a background painted with the same colours in the colour-blocking technique, After gluing it down, I outlined it with a wide nib pen in dark brown. I added a few strips of washi tape and some of my letter fragments, as these are the things I like. I spent several days working on it, and was not really happy with the result when it was finished, but in the meantime I like it.
Here are a few more photos from my Sunday walk along the Rhine:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!