Friday, February 27, 2009

Illustration Friday: Breezy -

digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
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The good folks at Illustration Friday offer up breezy for this week's theme. When I took this photograph it was decidedly a windy day. Storm clouds were scudding across the gray sky like a heavily laden collier hugging the shore for safety while in search of safe haven. It's four bells of the First Dog Watch!

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i like the landscape - may be the first one i've seen you do.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks, Sarah ... but, if you scroll back through even this past week, you'll find two more. They're not as large as this one and I don't do a lot of landscapes but that's slowly beginning to change.

7:17 PM  
Blogger INDIGENE said...

One can feel the breeze from the water! Lovely composition!

3:34 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for dropping by Indi, it's been a while I think. Sorry that I was out of tea ... earlier, I added a little rum to mine and got carried away. You know how we old sailors can be. :)

5:39 AM  
Blogger carla said...

This has a brooding stormy atmosphere - it really sets a mood! lovely piece, Mick! carla

3:24 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Since the new year began, I continue to be influenced by a handful of blogs and artists where the work is dark and moody. It's affecting my own work and comments like yours tell me this might not be a bad thing. :)

3:56 PM  
Blogger Shani said...

What a nice sepia look going on here!!!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thank you so much. I'm in one of those phases where I'm moving radically between bodies of work and playfulness. That usually means doing some different things with different filters.

5:32 AM  
Blogger John said...

This is beautiful and the bright line offers much promise.

I sense the breeze and good solitude - a place to think and imagine our place in the universe.

How large are your real files?

5:55 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for these kind words. I work small and my normal file size is 400 X 400 pixels - not quite 4" square if I print them out. This piece is 720 X 400.

7:00 AM  

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