I can hardly belive myself, but this time I’ve painted a traditional landscape, as realistic as I could, This is road to Smoleń castle, not too far from my home. 50 minutes by bike isn’t that far, is it? I admit I have returned completely exhausted, though. I definitely need more practice in biking. But it was a beautiful day and it was easy to make a reference photo for a picture. I might shoot one with my eyes closed, Jura looked good in every direction.
I’ve made one more drawing related to “Stay Away From Hula Island” book. This is the beginning of the story, just after the little girl has left her home; nobody could understand her, you know. First person she meets is Man With Spiky Head (later she will discover he is Moon) and they go together to see the whole world. In this scene Moon is wondering on which side of the gate is the whole world, and the girl informs him it must be this side, because on the other side is the house she has come from.
This picture was about kids excited at the start of hovercraft, so I had to draw one – not a very good object to paint with watercolors! I’ve helped myself with color pencils and a dark gray marker and this is the final result.
Patsy’s story about Christmas trees. One night before Christmas a nice young lady with short supplies of money buys Marshall, the Christmas tree without top. Marshall is watching three empty holes, when he’s leaving; the place where he and his two friends had been waiting so long. That’s why walking pair is moved to the left.
Three sisters and Grandma, illustration no. 4. I really should finish it earlier, but it was so sunny and warm this weekend… summer is back with a short visit. This special October weather is called “babie lato” here, it means: old wife’s summer. I have no idea why. I wonder if it has a special name in other languages, too. Up from Friday we are doing things like gardening, painting windows and riding a bike – everybody’s out all day. My Basia is useless, she’s already wearing her winter coat and now she would rather die then trot.
I’ve just finished next illustration to Jonathan’s story. And Lori doesn’t have to wear this awful blue suit any more – what a relief. I had to take it off, and then put it on her each time when she meant to go out and then return home. It was almost like lacing a corset.
This picture was made just for myself. The idea comes from the book I have read in the childhood. It was highly surreal story titled “Stay Away From Hula Island” (my translation). Hula Island was ruled by a fairy quite similar to Circe from “Odyssey”. This one used to change people in blue birds, not pigs. When a traveler got so enchanted that he was ready to admit she’s all made of gold (in reality the fairy was just a blonde girl wearing white dress) he was lost. The book tells a story about little girl who wasn’t deluded so easily, but the girl liked dresses sooo much… and when she got them, it would be rude to say “your dress is still white, Madam”, wouldn’t it? Because the drawing was made just for fun, I have tried out mixing lot’s of things here, including gold acrylic paint in he background.
Back to Jonathan’s story. The girls had two scooters , the Duck and the Bus, and they used to race down the path to the end of Grandma’s garden where they could watch trains passing by. Train watching will be the subject of the next picture.