Autumn is the best time of year to find interesting textures in nature and gardens. The textures range from brittle leaves to spiky seed heads to velvety lamb’s ear.
…great textures from autumn flora
….for Tuesday Textures
Another great display from the McMichael Gallery.
Jon Sasaki: Homage is a suite of photographs depicting petri dishes with bloomed bacterial cultures derived from swabs of the palettes and easels used by members of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, objects held in the archives of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
….everything is late this week due to family visiting from out of town and getting ready for Dad‘s memorial
At the McMichael Gallery last week my daughter and I saw some great textures in art. The first was a huge boulder that was carved by:
Bill Vazan (born 1933), Shibagau Shard, 1989
Granite, On loan from the artist
Constructed from a single piece of Pre-Cambrian Shield granite, Shibagau credits the small creek in eastern Ontario where the stone was found, while Shard makes reference to the science of archaeology. Using modern sandblasting technology, Vazan, who studied the inscribed petroglyphs and pictographs of the First Nations of southern Ontario, has emulated the mark-making of stone-carving tools employed by Canada’s original inhabitants, making reference to ancient methods of documenting human interaction with the land. (copied from the McMichael Gallery website)
I’ll most more textures in art next week when things calm down a bit around here.
…..textures are my thing
….from bark to flowers to blown seed pods
….textures around the cottage and beach
Scaly and brittle
Flaky and Peeling
Patterns in the Sand
Curly and Withered
Hard and Metallic
….we have toads everywhere at the cottage
It seems that everywhere you walk a toad jumps out of your way. I’m afraid that I’m going to step on one of these guys, especially the tiny ones.
….from prickly to metalic and shiny
Plasticky and shiny
Leathery and carved
Metal, hard and shiny
….the garden is full of texture
Curly or Frilly