Examples Of Texture in Nature That Inspire My Artworks

I've spent some time sorting through images I've photographed on my travels. I thought it would be nice to compile a few and share as examples of textures in nature that inspire my artworks. 

I don't view the photographs as I paint, but I do allow their captured moments to move through me to the artworks without too much of a focus- as one would have if creating a more realistic image or a direct abstraction of the scenes/subjects.

The photographic images here were taken on a journey to Chile. I was visiting my niece when she spent the year studying in Valparaiso and we took an excursion to bike, hike the rainforests, sleep atop a volcano and go white water rafting.

Textures are my ideal focus. They are intended to evoke interactions from the viewers of the artworks.

Here is an example.

 

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 While viewing my travel photography images (I've taken 10's of thousands, thanks to digital technology), I was especially excited to see how, without specific intent or viewing any images while creating the artworks, incredibly visually recognizable my influences from nature show in this artwork!!  I especially love these simple panels of gesso, pen and graphite. They are soft and even quiet, but strong and visually attention grabbing.

While viewing my travel photography images (I've taken 10's of thousands, thanks to digital technology), I was especially excited to see how, without specific intent or viewing any images while creating the artworks, incredibly visually recognizable my influences from nature show in this artwork!!

I especially love these simple panels of gesso, pen and graphite. They are soft and even quiet, but strong and visually attention grabbing.

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 This piece is owned by and Donna Riley and Dave Stein. It is the first of a series and was one I felt was the best of the series I created. Am SUPER grateful I know where it is and that people I know and respect chose the piece.

This piece is owned by and Donna Riley and Dave Stein. It is the first of a series and was one I felt was the best of the series I created. Am SUPER grateful I know where it is and that people I know and respect chose the piece.

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