This abstract was derived from a natural seaweed pattern.
Joby, the ancient mariner, was relaxing on the steps of his shed, taking a break from repairing his fishing nets.
I enjoyed creating this ‘abstract’ picture by superimposing layers. For me there is a cheerful, fresh feel about this chaotic floral mishmash.
As with The Mystic in a post last week, this is a seaweed pattern as found – nothing has been added and nothing taken away. The only editing has been the fading out of the sand (although some feint traces have been allowed to remain) and a slight colour saturation. Gradually a figure seemed to emerge – I’ve called him The Mendicant but there are other titles that could be applied which are equally appropriate.
The late afternoon sunlight played on the gently rippling waters beside the quay. I was alone except for two small children at the far end of the quay, excitedly ‘crabbing’ under the watchful supervision of their grandparents.
It is a joy to see the butterflies responding to the recent explosion of sunny weather.
Seaweed pattern as found – nothing added, nothing taken away (except the sand), merely rotated 90 degrees!
For much of the day the sun has been veiled by a thin layer of cloud. The diffused lighting produced a watercolour effect on the leaves of the trees in the neighbouring field, with a wide range of greens, blues and greys.
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The glorious white sand beach of Pentle Bay on Tresco is fringed on the landward side by gentle dunes.
Among the marram grasses are unexpected patches of wild flowers and ferns.
Above the dunes is a coastal path
bordered by more wild flowers and grasses.
It is rare, on the Isles of Scilly, to meet someone who is visiting for the first time – and if you do, it is likely the ‘first timer’ will return again and again. The islands are a Designated Area of Natural Beauty and in an age of hustle and bustle their tranquility provides a magical release, a ‘massaging of the soul’. The picture below (together with several of my posts in recent weeks) explains something of the lure of the Isles.
Hanging pots of flowers brighten the fence bordering the side patio of our house. My wife derives great pleasure from her pots.
Looking across the sheepfield this morning there were strong shadows contrasting with the sunlight illuminating the textures of the seeding grasses
and the sheep!
This is really an addition to my earlier post, Just beneath the surface
Another seaweed inspired abstract but this time with an emphasis on colour.
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