The deep call of painting was calling & I had to take a day to or morning to paint while in Germany. John was recording at Peter Fingers studio's. He is the Acoustic Guitar scene in Germany. He has made it popular her. He has a magazine, festivals, world tours and record label. His beautiful wife is from France near Mirecourt where instruments have been made since the 1700's or sooner. There are lovely little valleys and white cows and woods and Baths around.
The Somerset part of England is a little like it and this Mirecourt areas have been a favorite of mine so far.
Anyway Odell and I had fun talking about France and men and french ways. I wanted to paint her a painting for a house gift. So since I was reading a book about Queen Elizabeth and my husband was showing me many photo's of paintings of women with instruments in history out popped this little mixed media art girl.
(I have been learning such amazing things about Elizabeth and Anne Bolyn her mother...more later.)
I used a stencil I picked up in Wales and a collage piece from Amsterdam..the red swirl. And of course a visit to the art store in Germany for the gold paint. Odell loves red..so red she is.
I am looking forward to sharing more photo's and info on my trip as time allows..or when I get home..