Monday, 23 July 2018

T stands for Too HoT

Hi Everybody!
It's another sunny and much too hot day here, and there is no sign of a break yet.
At least I don't need to fly to the tropics, we're getting tropical weather here for free, whether we want it or not.

I would like to remind you that there is still a week to go to enter our Nautical/seaside challenge at Tag Tuesday:


Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all the nice ladies of the T Gang:



 On Sunday I was surprised to see deer playing on one of the meadows near the Rhine, as I have never seen them there before:








The crows were astonished, too:




Hercules was pushing 2 barges along the Rhine:





  The gulls were all tired:


 Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


Saturday, 21 July 2018

Saturday Post

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy!

Today I am sharing a face, drawn with black ink onto an A3 background painted with acrylics. The border was cut from a magazine and collaged. I am linking to Paint Party Friday








 Some photos from my balcony!









These pics were taken last weekend in Duisburg when we visited H. We walked along the Rhine and then sat under some shady trees:











Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sun and sunflowers

Hi Everybody!

Time is flying and it's time for a new post. It's still very hot here, no sign of a break in the weather yet.

I have a canvas (16" x 19") to share that I started some time back, and managed to finish  last week. I used structure paste to add texture. The sunflowers were made using pastes through a stencil and then painted in gold metallic paints. The centres were filled with multi-coloured gilding flakes. The flowers on the right are some I picked ready dried from the meadows by the Rhine. The leaves were cut from a sheet of paper, painted with metallics, and partly embossed with Frantage to give more texture. I also used some rusting powder and more gilding flakes to add some interest to the background. In real life it is a little darker, the metallic paints make it hard to photograph:
















I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Simon Monday Challenge ( add some sparkle) and That's Crafty, close to nature.

The photos were taken on my early morning walks this week:











Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!