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…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.

lilly-seed-pods

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The aim in both cases was to  add splashes of red and orange (and a few more colours, including indigo and sepia for the greys). The peppers are three times life size, the sketch of flowers are smaller.

 

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Cobalt, Cerulean, French Ultramarine, Indigo, Prussian Blue: all have different origins. Mostly cool and calm but warmer as they reach violet. But as the month progresses other colours will fill the palette.

Still-life-with-freesias

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The bodies of the figures, men and children, and of the shire horses are taken from real life but the horses heads are similar to the “horse head” of an oil well pump. The installation, ‘the Rising Tide’ by Jason deClaires Taylor – is a comment on the impact of fossil fuels on our planet. The installation could be seen emerging from the Thames on the opposite side of the bank from the Houses of Parliament as the water level dropped.

InstallationAs the horses emerged from the river, so did the flotsam – the traffic cones, plastic bottles and other debris, which was a fitting comment on the theme of the sculpture.

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Further down the Thames the O2 stands proud. I wonder why this jetty, larger than the venue, caught my eye….

O2Thamesview

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But I guess they can encourage the use of less familiar palette combinations. And I’m loving the hot pressed Waterford papers I’m experimenting with…

Mosaic-vase-with-parrotWill really have to concentrate on getting some paintings ready for the Fair on Pond Square, not long now! In the meantime here’s a set imaginatively entitled ‘The games people play’:

Still-life-games-people-play

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The Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Miyajima. It’s a well known icon for Japanese tourism and the deer (sika) are well used to being photographed too. The ‘floating’ gate is a lovely sight as the ferry pulls nearer to the island at the end of a short train ride from Hiroshima.

Miyajima-tori

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