Friday, September 7, 2018

Etratat as seen by Monet and Millar

Here is where Monet came to paint his many portrayals of the Aval cliff while staying in Etretat. The view from above enhances the scattering effect of the boats sailing of into the distance. The medium which is both light and unsettled and the blue green shades both dominate and emphasize the transparency of the waters below as they blend with the orange and yellow tones of the morning sky. Monet didn't dwell on trivial details; what he is striving for is balance and form, through color.

My image strives for balance through contrast, another important principle of design.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

In Isolation

It is always fun to isolate something. When it happens naturally, it's really special. I love the contrast of the red bougainvillea with the every so slightly textured wall behind. White space is always good.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Shape and Color

An interesting shape, framed by color, softly executed.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Nice Ligting

It's nice when you spot some extraordinary lighting when you least expect it. Here the light is filtered by the trees. Glorious find while waiting to golf.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sacre-Coeur at Montmartre

This one could have used a bit more sky.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

And Sainte Chapelle

with netting to catch falling gargoyles. The chapelle is under repair.