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from a lake, seen [in a sketchbook]

Thursday 27 September 2012

from watching the surface of the water on one fine afternoon in late august, two pencil drawings in a very small pocket sketchbook…

sketchbook studies drawings, lake water surfaces
sketchbook drawings, first two are drawn from observation, the rest are drawn from memory and imagination, doodling the pattern of water…

sketchbook drawing lake water ripples
[two pages of a small sketchbook, pencil drawing, 195mm x 141mm]

sketchbook drawings, water, lake, surface, patterns
[small sketchbook pages, drawings in pencil and ink pen]

sketchbook biro drawing water moving
[sketchbook drawing, in biro, 195mm x 141mm]

sketchbook drawings water pattern surfaces
[sketchbook drawings – pen, biro and indian ink pen]

sketchbook drawings water surfaces
[more sketches and drawings from imagination – pen and ink]

it’s a shame there are no mountains nearby…

did i mention that i have some new work in an art exhibition at the moment..? read more about artworks and two (out of twelve) small paintings here. the artworks exhibition finishes this weekend…

artworks 13th annual art exhibition
8th to 30th september 2012
blackthorpe barn
(SatNav IP30 9HZ)

the artworks exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

artworks is a professional art group of thirty east anglian artists who organise a showcase exhibition each year at blackthorpe barn.

on landscape photography

Monday 26 September 2011

these landscape photographs have all appeared in previous posts, from 2005-2010 (part of an ongoing recycle & reuse images whenever possible philosophy due to the sheer number of images accumulated). i decided to collate this small selection of photographs of the east anglian landscape in one ‘place’ as it were as a simple means of a personal review, having been lost & buried elsewhere in the ‘blog’. these photographs were all taken from a humble point ‘n’ shoot perspective. there is the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words but here the apparent air of mundane detachment or plain objectivity contained therein means they are perhaps unworthy of many words…

suffolk fields, old airfield, passing place sign
[a field, a ‘passing place’ sign]

from previous post: passing places part ii may 2006

old airfield, overgrown by fields, suffolk
[edge of old airfield, with rubble]

from previous post: beware of banality december 2005

suffolk fields, old airfield, passing place sign
[old airfield track and fields, a misty winter morning]

from previous post: farmscape painting february 2010

[field, late afternoon]

from previous post: on vacant and empty landscapes april 2010

[stubble field in winter, with ground frost, norfolk]

from previous post: some secrets revealed november 2010

on a train, passing through the fens, winter fields
[fields, seen from a train, the fens, winter]

from previous post: passing places april 2006

[misty morning by the lake, winter]

from previous post: mist opportunties again may 2010

[early morning mist, reflection of trees in lake water]

from previous post: winter solstice december 2009

[high snow drift, a field, two trees and a farmhouse, winter]

from previous post: from white snow to grey earth january 2010

[snow on ground, meadows, ditch, late afternoon light, winter]

from previous post: walking, in winter, wander land december 2009

[hoarfrost on trees next to the lake]

from previous post: the art of making soup january 2009

winter field, misty morning
[field, early morning, winter]

from previous post: mist opportunities january 2010

[the north sea, a view from dunwich cliffs, suffolk]

from previous post: on vacant and empty landscapes april 2010

[covehithe cliffs, suffolk]

from previous post: on vacant and empty landscapes april 2010

[salthouse marshes, north norfolk]

from previous post: salthouse surveyed march 2009

[on southwold beach, the north sea]

from previous post: two pebbles, a drawing october 2009

i used to take quite a few landscape photographs but i have not been very inclined to do so in more recent times. these landscape photographs seem no more ‘vital’ to me now than having just a memory of the time, place or location to draw upon. perhaps it is just photography fatigue. not only does it become all to easy (with digital cameras) to take yet another photograph but one feels simultaneously guilty for not taking a photograph, for not framing the moment as witnessed there and then. then, much later, one wonders whether it should be kept or erased, whether it has any lasting use, significance or meaning.

from previous post: taking the scenic route april 2009

to swiftly conclude, here is a photograph (not really a ‘landscape’ per se) of a lone seagull on a roof in the pleasant seaside town of aldeburgh, suffolk – all appears to be quite innocent, peaceful and calm…

‘thinking should be done beforehand and afterwards, never while actually taking the photograph.’

henri cartier-bresson (as quoted in on photography, susan sontag)

yet another waterlog

Monday 20 June 2011

we’ve had a little rain over the weekend; yet more studies of water falling on water…

surface of lake - beginning to rain

looks like rain…

lake water, starting to rain - circle patterns forming on surface

very lightly, at first…

lake water rain - rain, more concentric circles

concentric circles on the surface of the water…

lake water surface - rain droplets

more rain droplets on water, creating ‘pretty’ patterns…

lake water surface - pattern of rain

raindrops, drumming on the surface of the lake…

lake water - heavy rain

and the heavy beat of the rain plays on…

lake water - heavy rain

and on…

lake water - heavy rain

and on… (be careful what you wish for)

current exhibitions

Reunion Refresh @ Reunion Gallery, 5 Feb – 22 Oct 2011

HWAT exhibition 2011 @ Harleston Gallery, 18 June to 11 July 2011