Art in the time of lockdown #10

Self-portrait: possibilities This image is the first in the series to have been created without a particular ‘inspiration’ in mind. Once again my very patient husband was key – taking photographs of me without knowing exactly what was called for. The problem was that I was unable to explain. It was a case of “I’ll…

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Emergence from Lockdown

Here is my second image manipulation using the program Affinity. Very early days, and a lot of new skills to learn. Enjoyment is the key, and this certainly punches above its weight on that score. Process My starting point was to photograph three life study sketches and two oil pastel studies I’d made at college.…

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Girl at a Window: lockdown

I have written about lockdown from various angles but now I am beginning to approach it from a purely creative stand.

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Uncertain Industry: a view

I love photography and I love capturing images of industry. Then turning them on their head. Icons of industry and mechanisation are as beautiful and fascinating as the landscape they are in, but for me it is the blending that holds more interest.Whenever we visit Rugby I look forward to the moment when the cement…

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Food fun for Friday

Preparing a very simple lunch sometimes takes a lot longer than it should. Why? Because of all the ‘little people’ that pop up suddenly.Today it was cucumber and cheese on the menu! Just to be clear, I haven’t prepared these specifically – it is what I see and I guess it is as much my…

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Hampton Court: image of turbulence

Hampton Court Palace: a statement of power, a symbol of intrigue and downfall. It is one of my favourite places – not just for the building, although it is magnificent; not just for the history, although it spans centuries; not just for the beauty of the interiors and artworks, although a lifetime would not be…

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