Patterns in Nature

Still talking about the patterns in nature but moving on from just trees. Today is about the patterns we see in landscapes, in the paddocks - fields for my O/S cousins!! I’ve had a couple of goes at painting these patterns of vegetation when en masse. The first is an English scene with the idea arising from some photos I took around Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England.

The second painting recreated my interpretation of the scenery around Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.
In both paintings I have tried to create a tapestry of the different patterns in the scene. Notice the repetitions of different shapes.

Okay so you can’t take off for a drive into the country today. But you can look in your backyard and see the patterns made by the garden beds and other structures. Matt I hope you finished that garden bed you were digging months ago. Probably not as you have been looking after my website and making it pretty. I promise you will now have time to finish the garden bed and plant a pattern of plants! And Trevor, good luck finding your garden!! And a few more kangaroos!!

And for those of you who don’t have a country scene or back yard to examine- in the new Blog we will look at patterns in buildings.

Anne Newman

Oil Painter in realistic genre style, predominantly buildings and people. To continue the discussion contact Anne on or phone +61 407 516 522

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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