I always have my camera close by when I’m out and about. If I see something I like I photograph it. I don’t always have a reason to take photos, but I believe that artists must create as broad a collection of reference material as possible from which to derive ideas for their art.

This method does not suit everybody and I suppose that’s one of the unique features of art. All artists are different; they prepare, research and work in different ways.

Over the weekend I photographed  3 rocks on our garden path that caught my eye as they glistened in the 30 degree (centigrade) heat. I love the three-dimensional feel of the shadows as they cling to the rocks. I might use these rocks in a drawing, but until then they will join my data base.

The moral? If you see something that takes takes your interest either sketch it or photograph it there and then, you never know when it may be of (artistic) use to you.

Tomorrow: Butts, sticks and stones.


About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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  1. Lorraine McNeair says:

    Hmmm! They actually look like eggs. Nice, interesting rocks Richard – I am sure you will make something of them. Lorraine

  2. Tomas says:

    Wow! Your photo produced a burst of lovely emotions and awakened the mind. 3 rocks on your garden path looked like 3 Easter eggs… This metamorphosis was worthy pondering. It was a pleasure to watch. Thus
    I was happy to add your link to my blogroll on http://arthiker.wordpress.com/

  3. Thank you Tomas, glad you enjoyed the image.
    Regards, Richard

  4. In General I do not post on blogs, but I would like to pronounce that this post truly pushed me to do so! very prestigious post.

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