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 anewman@netspace.net.au or phone +61 407 516 522

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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