Category Archives: Imaginings

Animated Rocks (6)

On the southern shores of Bryher (Isles of Scilly) you might encounter this strange rock formation/ My early reaction was that it possessed an ‘extra-terrestrial’ quality. I have known it henceforth as ‘E.T’!

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Hear what you see

From the early years of the twentieth century  the development, first,  of electronic instruments and then of other new ways of making, recording and transmitting sound, caused a rethink of the definition of the word ‘music’.  Such developments led to some composers creating works that could not be adequately communicated through conventional notation.  Various forms of graphic notation were adopted

This image, although it is primarily intended to be a visual abstract, suggests, perhaps, a relationship with graphic notation.  Maybe you can imagine the mood and the qualities of sound the hieroglyphics and symbols suggest.  I think Kandinsky might have been interested!

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Animated Rocks (5)

The Isles of Scilly, situated 30 miles off the southwest tip of Cornwall, form an area of outstanding natural beauty. An interesting feature of the landscape is the number of granite outcrops that take on the form of naturally sculpted mysterious creatures or characters. Below we have a ‘turtle# from Tresco (The rock is about 5/6 metres in reality) l

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Concourse at rush hour- a camera impression

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April 15, 2021 · 7:00 am

At the water’s edge

The retreating waters at low tide often leave interesting and. sometimes. intriguing patterns. This example could well have been produced by a figure drawing artist!

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Animated rock (4)

The Isles of Scilly, situated 30 miles off the southwest tip of Cornwall, form an area of outstanding natural beauty. An interesting feature of the landscape is the number of granite outcrops that take on the form of naturally sculpted mysterious creatures or characters. Could this be a prototype for Neanderthal man?

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Animated Rocks (3)

The Isles of Scilly, situated 30 miles off the southwest tip of Cornwall, form an area of outstanding natural beauty. An interesting feature of the landscape is the number of granite outcrops that take on the form of naturally sculpted mysterious creatures or characters. Could this be a prehistoric ‘amphibian’?

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Animated Rocks (2)

The Isles of Scilly, situated 30 miles off the southwest tip of Cornwall, form an area of outstanding natural beauty. An interesting feature of the landscape is the number of granite outcrops that take on the form of naturally sculpted mysterious creatures or characters.

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Animated rocks

The Isles of Scilly, situated 30 miles off the southwest tip of Cornwall, form an area of outstanding natural beauty. An interesting feature of the landscape is the number of granite outcrops that take on the form of naturally sculpted mysterious creatures or characters.

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Size matters: impact is important (4)

A visual image, whether picture or graphic design, needs ‘breathing space’ in order to communicate fully with the viewer. It needs to be exhibited as created by the artist. Reproductions (eg. in books or online) can, at best, provide a useful introduction.

The purpose of this series is to convey something of the intended size of the artworks. The images used are from previous posts on this site. Most are abstracts influenced by post abstract expressionism artists.

Attention should focus on a feeling response rather than a rational analysis Imagine walking into the room for the first time.

Marsh grasses

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At the water’s edge (7)

This seaweed ‘portrait’ (‘The pilgrim at prayer’) is exactly as observed at low tide – nothing added and nothing taken away (except the sand!)

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At the water’s edge (6)

This seaweed ‘picture’ (‘The White Knight’) is exactly as observed at low tide – nothing added an d nothing taken away (except the sand!) The colours have been changed to highlight the contrast. Other titles/interpretations are obviously possible.

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Reflecting on 2020

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December 30, 2020 · 7:00 am

Camera painting: ‘Es Vesra.

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Es Vedra is a small rocky island situated 1.5 miles off the south west coast of Ibiza. Its steep cliffs rise out of the sea and skirt the central peak (height 413 metres) It is a visually attractive and has been much used by film directors. In South Pacific it provided the location for the island of Bali Hai.

The Island is uninhabited – although a Carmellite friar took up residence for a short time in the late nineteenth century. Its inhospitable character has provided source material for an abundance of myths and legends, mostly involving magical or mysterious happenings

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Camera painting: ‘Es Vesra.

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Es Vedra is a small rocky island situated 1.5 miles off the south west coast of Ibiza. Its steep cliffs rise out of the sea and skirt the central peak (height 413 metres) It is a visually attractive and has been much used by film directors. In South Pacific it provided the location for the island of Bali Hai.

The Island is uninhabited – although a Carmellite friar took up residence for a short time in the late nineteenth century. Its inhospitable character has provided source material for an abundance of myths and legends, mostly involving magical or mysterious happenings

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At the water’s edge

A beach at low tide often presents a wide range of interesting shapes and patterns. Sometimes strands of seaweed, particularly in silhouette, can suggest the outlines of characters, objects or landscape features. In these instances I have retained the original shapes but have removed or neutralized the background. Otherwise there have been no additions or subtractions to the original photos.

The Age of the Selfie

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The Shepherdess (A camera doodle)

 

 

 

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Abstract: ‘Greetings, neighbour! Long time no see!’

Tentative meeting after lockdown

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‘Mirror, mirror on the wall …’ Reflection in the pond.

 

 

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Abstract ‘The Phantom Pianist’

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May 13, 2020 · 7:00 am