If you’ve seen many of my paintings you might think I only use brights. It’s true I’m a bit of a colourist and my hand naturally gravitates to those jewel bright sticks in my pastel box but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the muted pleasures of soft greys. Tonight I pulled out my box … More Muted pleasures – Tuscan Sky
This bridge in a quieter area of Venice is achingly beautiful in it’s simplicity . The mellow red brickwork edged sharply in white stone , the geometrical angles contrasting boldly with the curving steps and Arabesque windows of the ancient palace facade and the stark shadow of the handrail delineating each step all add up to a visual feast. There is mystery in the dark … More Edges – Photography 101
Scale – helping us to see the big picture. Luckily I took my phone with me on this mornings walk along Blackmans Bay foreshore. The sky was full of luminous breaks in the steely grey clouds and now and then the water was lit by a sliver of silver on the horizon. White sails flapped … More Scale – Day 14 photography 101
I noticed the light changing whilst painting last evening and when I stepped out my front door the clouds were beautiful warm yellows and pinks. The climber was silhouetted against the sky and it’s pink trumpet flowers really echoed the pinks in the clouds. Serendipitous moment!
Today I didn’t have time to get out and photograph so I pulled out some photos from a trip to the Italian Dolomites a few years ago. These peaks were enormous and dwarfed the surrounding area. I’m still not sure which format emphasises the scale the most . What do your think?
I’m a big fan of the vertical photo format and I really liked the expanse of dark water filling the bottom 2/3rds reflecting the stormy clouds. Water is all about patterns, fluidity and reflections for me. The red and blue reflections add a bit of zing to this otherwise sombre scene. I’m lucky this dock … More Water- Day 3 photography 101
I spotted this shiny bike while out on my lunchtime walk. I bet the guy on the black bike is thinking he’d rather be riding this red and chrome beauty!
Home is family and this family bookcase tells the story of those who live in my home. Our individual and collective interests sit side by side on the simple white shelves. On the top shelf lie the heavy tomes of architecture – an absorbing passion of the Writer. The next shelf holds art catalogues, travel stories and … More Home – Photography 101
I love a beautifully packaged gift but I hate the waste of paper and card it generates so I had a bit of a dilemma when I decided I would like to package some of the handmade items I sell in my Etsy shop. It wasn’t just the aesthetics I was after it was also something sturdy enough to … More The art of recycled packaging.
Heart Song Surf washes in on silver sand blood pounds as I leap the gaps of lichen covered rocks the sea breeze races in hurling stinging sand against my skin I taste salt in the air I feel alive heart sings! *********************************************************************** The Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s east coast remains one of my favourite places to visit, … More Emotography week 6 Heart Song