I walked from Windy Point to the Half-way Hut / Hope Shelter. Loved it.
There is a verse in this poem I may have put on this blog before, but here is the whole poem with that verse highlighted. It fits for me – recollecting my past but also still loving the bush. That verse is loaded with line after line that are each a “meme” on the internet. (the image above is nothing like the sylvan Wye but it is like the places I roam.)
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798
The iPad sends feature sets of photos every day. They do a great job. It’s like someone saying “Hey, I love this photos, I love your art!”
I did a lot of sketches (as I call them). The one the algorithm sent stands out from similar efforts at the time. Just the right balance of dark and light.
I’m enjoying Daily Art.
Today they featured George Henrick Breitner. That led me to to an earlier post, from 2020, about this painting:
Boat Stealing (excerpt from The Prelude) (1850)
We’re having fun with ink. I am and the boys, 5 & 7 give it a good go. Here are our efforts. The feature image above is mine, the rest mostly kids with my selections of detail.
We’re in lockdown and I’m into a burst of work on the blog. Addictive. In one of the first posts I took all morning to sniff out art stuff:
I’ve just sent up two posts, one on van Gogh and another on Egon Schiele, they are related. Without Van Gogh, no Scheile.
I saw a portrait on someone’s wall in a Youtube video, it was weirdly enticing. Reverse searched the image and found him. Now months later I he came up in a Youtube video on artists influenced by van Gogh (see my post). That got me to put together this ‘home page’, for this remarkable man who died so young. I like all of his works, but ‘like’ is not the right word, lots of it just disturb me. But the landscapes and flowers are a delight.
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