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Space And Colour

As we know, painters create the illusion of a three-dimensional space with perspective and with colour.

Even with a strip of different colours the apparent nearness or recession of different colours may be apparent to the viewer.

Which colour if any do you see as the nearest to you?

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Flying Twigs: New Greeting Card Designs

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Mood Board / Creative Market

The lower image here is the mood board I downloaded a few minutes ago as a freebie from Creative Market.

I am pretty sure I have mentioned them before. Join for free, stick around for the Monday freebies, and maybe buy a font or any of the many other things they sell.

So while I am waiting for a phone call, I put three images in the mood board.

The boat on the right is a crop from a retirement greeting card we are working on.

As you can see, the sea is translucent, not opaque. We can see into the sea and we can see the bottom of the boat.

Does the bottomless sea strikes you as a little bit disconcerting, or does it speak of freedom in retirement, or something else? Just wondering how it strikes people.

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Runners

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Kudu In South Africa

kudu in South Africa

In failing light at Gorah, in Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa on 21 September 2019.

ISO 4,000, 1/400 second. f6.3, Nikon D500 and Nikkor 70-300mm lens at 85mm.

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Quiet Protest

Extinction Rebellion quiet protest 23 February 2020 in Cambridge.

They marked out an area and sat down, mostly with eyes closed, while shoppers passed by.

I asked a man handing out leaflets what he thought of the protesters who had dug up the grass at Trinity College. He said he wouldn’t do it but the protest attracted a lot of media attention. He said 3,000 people had joined in the UK in the last week, I wasn’t sure how much was attributable to the Trinity College protest and I said yes but the media attention had been of the wrong kind. I said people I had spoken to had felt distanced by the action.

He was a thoughtful man and he seemed torn over defending and condemning the actions of the other members of ER. We talked about pollution and its relation to climate change.

How different from the Trinity College protest. I didn’t feel a strong motivation to join them, but how could I feel anything other than sympathy and fellow-feeling for the people sitting there.