September 16, 2014 … filling in time

Yesterday I had almost nothing to do.

White-faced heron

Alone and palely loitering*

Somehow, I also had no spare time, and as on many occasions before, I painted myself into a corner. I was down at the Hutt River estuary and encountered this white-faced heron. It seemed to be sulking, or perhaps it was meditating. Either way, it was alone and crouched among the rocks on the riverbank.

Statue (1)

This was carved before Kindles were invented

In the evening, I was doing some still life for a commission, and made use of some knickknacks around the house and experimented with various light sources. First, a sandstone sculpture from a fair-trade shop.

Statue (2)

A fellow bird-lover – Francis of Assisi

The second item is a statue of Francis of Assisi. It was gifted to Mary by a much loved cousin who died a few years ago. Like its donor, this statue has character.

That’s all.

*La Belle Dame sans Merci – Keats


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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