Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2020

Paint Party Friday: A visit to the outdoor museum

Some weeks ago during a week off work DH and I visited an outdoor museum we both love. They have about 40 hectares of land there with historic houses, workshops, rare domestic animals, gardens with medicinal herbs, flowers and veggies, meadows, cornfields, bee hives. Yes, it's like the perfect rural idyll (and when having a closer look, you see all the hard work that such a life meant back then)! 
 

That is my favorite house there, mainly because of the lovely blue color of the studwork. We had lunch on a bench in front of it and I took some photos.


I planned on doing a linocut from this house, so I made a line drawing from a b/w print of the photo.

Not so sure now, as this seems a lot of fine work with the linocut knives. We will see. But love how it turned out.


We also met a lovely pair of geese, which were guarding their littles ones swimming in the pond. One seemed to be a wild grey goose and one a white domestic goose. We were allowed to come very close to the fence and watch them, but as soon as little kids showed up, one of the started hissing and flapped its wings. Maybe they had some bad experience with smaller kids.? Who knows.


I drew one of the geese with black ink.



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  1. It sounds like my kind of place. Lovely drawings.

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  2. Beautiful drawings, outdoor museums are such fun. Happy PPF!

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    1. They are! Hopefully this one survives, as there close to no visitors due to corona.

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  3. That sounds like a wonderful place to visit! Lino-print of that house would look amazing. Your drawing of the goose is so perfect. Sorry to hear that one them got nervous. Poor thing! Happy PPF!

    -Soma

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  4. Great composition of the goose they can be very protective of their young but i really do hope you create the lino cut from the lines you drew of the house it will be amazing and worth the effort.
    Happy PPF!

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  5. I love places like that-this does sound like of work to make a lino cut from your drawing, but would be pretty cool too. Love your goose. Happy PPF Kathy

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  6. These are great. I like the geese drawing.

    Have a lovely day.

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  7. Wow this sounds like a great place and nice photos of the geese. However, your art is the focus on this blog. You are awesome.

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  8. I would love to live on a property like that...I'm slowly getting there! :) The house is lovely and you did a great drawing of it. And the goose too, very well done!

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    1. We would have loved to buy such a house, but it is also a lot of work.

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  9. Lovely line drawing and beautiful goose!

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  10. These are wonderful drawings of this great museum house and of the goose. Have a happy weekend, hugs Elke

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    1. Thank you, Elke! Hope you had a great weekend, too.

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  11. What a lovely place.
    I recently found suggestion on how to use the seeds of my Good King Henry - perennial spinach relative - pollen has been found in bronze age sites in the British isles!
    Happy PPF!

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    1. Never heard of Good King Henry. Need to google that.

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  12. Wonderful drawings, and that is one very detailed house to carve out- good luck! Happy PPF!

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