Rivers of Tar
black rivers of tar
like cold lava they are
made by human hand
cutting through the land
with time passing by
no human left to cry
all labour was in vain
nature takes over again
|Hotel and Office complex in Dubai, October 2011|
It sure might be a nice place for work - but too noisy!
No wonder the men wanted to move to a new working place instantly they got the chance.
|that's the stage it was in when I had written the last update|
|Some more brown color on the squirrel.|
|=)) - I found a way to make the "fur" stick out more noticeable!|
|Some more very tiny details and changes to fur and coloring - hardly to be seen on this small photo.|
|Just the outlines in pencil.|
|Some black for the eye and back added.|
|Adding a background first, but leaving the tree stump and squirrel free of paint.|
|The basic color for the tree stump.|
|Some more details on the tree stump - with shadows.|
|Adding the basic color for the squirrel - the eye was moved a bit more the the snout too.|
|Just a fancy tree trump with stones by the wide path.|
|This is where I left the normal path |
and went down a steep slope.
Can you see the trail leading down??
|The trail was there before the trees fell on it. |
But it still seems to be used - by animals.
|already filled with grass for sleeping =)|
|another hole in the ground close by|
|rock wall - one of many there|
|It's just about a 3m climb - but not easy at all!|
|Found the creek, not much water, but lot of noise!|
|A small water fall a bit up the creek,|
half a meter is enough.
|Take a rest and enjoy the wood, the birds, the wind in the trees.|
|And then continue on the hiking path.|
|Very, very little water in this shallow spring. The drought is showing here.|
The drought caused by very little snow and and rain in Winter and Spring time.
|In very early Spring this small wood part|
has been partially flooded - now it's all dry
and the stones in the creek overgrown.
|A small pond with a fish, swimming|
hectic up and dow
|Fresh water coming out from under a tree,|
to flow into the creek.
|Another dry part.|
|Let's take another short rest and go back the trails in memory.|
|A lonely Violet, |
one last flower in the sparse sunlight on the ground.
|Ferns grow in the shade of the big trees.|
|All 3 paintings at their various stages as I had stopped the last update.|
|Spider has now it's net, the bird a hint of shadow below it. I did some minor detail work on the spider too.|
|The Spider - hanging for the photo on my yellow kitchen wall. It got removed later on as it's too "scary"!!|
|Meanwhile the bird has got a background and some shadow. I chose this reddish brown as contrast to the blue and yellow main colors of the bird.|
|The Blue Tit - again hanging on my yellow kitchen wall for the photo. As of today it is still there!! =))|