About a month ago I went to the David Hockney exhibition at Museum Ludwig in Cologne with a friend. David Hockney is an incredible artist and if you haven't seen his work, I suggest you look him up. I loved his use of colour and thought he captured the light beautifully. A lot of his work is clearly inspired by the world around him. I particularly liked his pieces which showed the same scene changing through the seasons.
When I got home I decided to start my own Hockney inspired project. A week later, I opened the bedroom curtains in the morning to a lovely sunny day. The sky was a perfect blue and the sun reflected off the autumn leaves. It was perfect so I decided to start my project there and then, quite literally on my own doorstep. Now I'm sure Mr Hockney could have done the scene a lot more justice than I have but I thought I'd share the results with you anyway. This is the view from my window.
A couple of weeks later and after a particularly wet and windy night, the scene had changed completely. Nearly all the leaves came down overnight and formed a carpet which covered everything. I couldn't see where the road stopped and the path started. I went out for a walk along the canal that day which was also covered in a layer of leaves. I even saw a Heron stood under a tree. I'd like to think he was admiring the view but he was probably just looking for fish under all those leaves. I took plenty of photos so maybe there will be a few more paintings from that day still to come.