Tag Archives: texture

Camera Sketch (21)


April 24, 2020 · 7:00 am

Singing Bark!



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Camera Sketch (14)

Tide: sand pattern and texture


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Impressions of the salt marshes

The salt marshes of North Norfolk  provide an endless source of inspiration for the creative artist  An atmosphere of quiet stillness is broken on by the occasional birdsong or, from time to time, a passing plane.  The moods and colours can change dramatically, and quickly, depending on changing weather conditions.

This series comprises a collection of impressions evoked by the marshes.  The longer the viewer can spend with each image the stronger will the sense of place become.







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Camera Sketch (3)


September 1, 2019 · 8:00 am

Patterns and textures on the waterwall



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Reed pattern (2)

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December 16, 2017 · 8:00 am

Gallery Series I/16

Please read the preface to Gallery Series I/15 (https://lagill6.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/gallery-series-i15/) to more fully understand the image below:


Gallery Series I/16

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Lumpy Sea



October 23, 2016 · 8:00 am

There’s always one!

This image is primarily concerned with texture and pattern..  The pattern in the individual squares is derived from a photograph of the natural pattern of pebbles on the seashore at low tide.

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Faces of Africa (4)

This is the final selection in the African mask series  –  at least for the time being!






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Faces of Africa (3)

Two more examples from the collection.

Mock up copy




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Faces of Africa (2)


This mask is the largest in the collection introduced in Faces of Africa (1), and measures 45.5 cm in height.  I was particularly intrigued by the two smaller faces in the upper part of the mask.

The animal mask below is also one of the larger masks and measures 37 cm in height.



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Poppy days are here again. Thank you.

Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog and I would like to thank all who have visited the site and, particularly, those who have ‘stayed the course’ and passed comment.  Your support is valuable and is truly appreciated.

I am marking the occasion by re-publishing below  the very first post.  Unsurprisingly, at the time it was scarcely noticed –  just a handful of views and no ‘likes’.  Here you have it.

‘May is the month when the poppy brings a vibrant splash of colour to the garden.  Often, overnight, the furry green protective shell of the bud explodes, exposing the tissue-like petals of the new flower.  Backlit by the afternoon sun, the petals produce a palette of shades ranging from yellow to deep red.




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Lichen on the rocks

I was attracted by the rich colours and fascinating textures of this patch of lichen on a granite outcrop.  There is a hint of a strange landscape, perhaps on another planet!


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Texture in black and white

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November 2, 2014 · 8:00 am

Abstract 192 ‘Texture’


February 13, 2014 · 9:00 am

Peeling more paint

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May 22, 2013 · 9:00 am

About lines and textures

I was attracted by the contrasting textures of pebble, seaweed and sand,

and by the simple, abstract hieroglyph of a strand of seaweed.


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Barbara Hepworth: And finally ….

The pictures taken in the Hepworth Garden were of complete sculptures.  But it was Hepworth’s wish that the viewer should get close to the work, walk around it, approach it from different angles, explore the textures and contours within contours.  Recall her words: ‘Everything I make is to touch.’

The images below are details from larger sculptures.  They explore texture, colour and line.  Indeed, several of these pictures create superb, free-standing abstract compositions in their own right.


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