The Hinchenbrook Passage is a work about water.
Something that has always attracted my painting instincts is reflections. I guess you could say I’m drawn to water really as I love mist, reflections, oceans, streams and so on. There is something quite magical about water and its many different forms; water catching light, rainbows and tiny prisms, water is always changing and offering us beauty.
Hinchenbrook Passage Under Painting
The next stage began with blocking in the colour in more detail…
Under Painting Continued
The final result….
Next Thursday’s Post: The Dance of Life
Next Monday’s Post: Colour Theory Part One
Posted By: Kadira Jennings
Well I’m still stuck on Cocktoo Island it seems. There were many exhibits that we didn’t even get to see. However this post is not about the Biennale or any of it’s exhibits, rather it’s about Cockatoo Island itself.
In 1839 it became a penal colony and for the next 50 years was home to many prisoners as well as being the site of the colony’s ship repair and shipbuilding activities. During the twentieth century maritime activity grew, notably during the two World Wars and for a time, Cockatoo Island was the largest shipbuilding yard in Australia.
The shipyard closed in 1992 and the island lay disused for ten years. It has now become one of the most interesting places to visit in the city and is full of amazing photographic opportunities. Here are some of the things I found while I was there. It is a fantastic resource site for creatives of all kinds, overflowing with rich textures and unusual things, from old machinery to weathered doorways.
One thing that fascinated me was this old textured wall which is in fact completely fake. Apparently they shot part of the Wolverine movies here and created this wall during the shooting. If you look carefully you can see at the top right hand side of the picture a bunch of vertical lines where it is starting to fracture…….
Fake Old Brick Wall
John and Gracie explore what was really behind it.
The Wall That Isn’t A Wall
Now for the real thing!
Real Wall, Old Window
Some other images which really captured my eye …….
Old Window – love those textures
Old Textured Wood
And of course I simply cannot go past a good reflection.
Water and Metal
A final image I want to leave you with is this one – with a little help from my computer – I love this shot.
Black and White – Almost
A parting remark – I made the effort to take my Nikkon D90 when I took these fotos – heavy tho it is to lug around and I’m so glad I did – iphones are great but they just don’t really cut it when it comes to getting some of those trickier low light shots..
This Weeks Question: What photos have you taken recently to inspire your creative efforts?
Today I want to share some really amazing photos I’ve come across…
Exquisite. Reblogged from Looking For Rainbows In The Moonlight
I love the way the boat is full of tree. Autumn River, Sara Bernal
This is one of my all time favourites. Beautifully photographed….squash blossoms. Reblogged from Wishflowers
Reblogged from Le Petit Poulailler . Simply beautiful – love the colours and the delicacy of this image.