Saturday, 10 December 2016

More light than darkness

Hi Everybody!

For art journal journey, light and darkness, I have another hybrid/mixed media piece. The background was stenciled using diluted black paint over kraft paper.
The centre is a cut out photo of mine taken last year, and showing the church with the wonky spire and the tower in the Altstadt here. I changed the dreary background of the photo and used a photo made of the underside of a rusty tin. I added some grungy corners digitally (Serif). And if you want to know if the whole thing is meant not to be straight - well, I'm not telling....

The sunrise lured me out onto the cold balcony again this morning:

And here are a few more paintings from the Kunstpalast, all from
 the early 20th century:

 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, 1919

  Emil Nolde, 1908

 Wassily Kandinsky, 1909

 August Macke, 1912
(A copy of this painting always hung in my classroom when I was teaching)

Franz Marc, 1913

Paul Klee, 1919

 Lionel Feininger, 1916

I will show more next time!
Have a good day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 9 December 2016

A candle in the dark

Hi Everybody!
It's weekend, enjoy!

For Art Journal Journey, light and darkness,
I made another hybrid piece combining a mixed media background with a candle photo and a quote of Mahatma Gandhi. I love being able to combine
art and photos:

We had a wonderful sunrise again, and then the sun
disappeared behind the clouds:

 On my last visit to the Kunstpalast museum I spent time viewing 
the works of modern artists, including  Gotz, 
Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Schlemmer, Yaakov Agam,
 Günther Haese and others.

I am enjoying my repeated visits to the museum, 
visiting one room at a time.

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

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Friday Mix

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, light and darkness, and for Paint Party Friday, I have a mixed media piece. The background was painted with black and blue acrylics and stamped to give more texture. I added some perfect pearls in iridescent colours to brighten it a bit. The Men were drawn with pastel chalks. 

Here I did a digital colour change, and I think I like this version better:

The cold, dry weather gave us some wonderful skies again:

By hanging over the balcony I managed to catch the post office tower,
which is about 12 kilometers away:

Only half of the moon was visible:

And 'my' crow was hungry, as always:

In the K21 museum this week I visited the basement,
a huge, open space:

My faves this time were these glass and fabric puppets:

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