Sunday, 11 August 2013

Inspired by art

 
Inspired by my visit to Brigitte Willers' exhibition, I've been looking at quiet corners and scenes of gentle neglect rather more attentively, in particular the interplay of light and shadow. This is what good art does, after all: it invites to you look closer at the world around, and perhaps to see things differently. What she captures so well is the sheer brightness of the light here and the dappled effect as it filters through the plants and trees planted everywhere for natural shade. Grape canopies hang over dining tables, though here one of ours has run rampant over an old garden chair.
 
Here are some more photos I've taken with the idea of strong light and shade in mind. Another brocante chair is placed underneath an upstairs terrace just out of the sun's glare.

 
You can see the strength of the midday sun out in the courtyard:

 
 
Steps in the shade of an acacia tree have been covered with fallen blossom. The tree is humming with bees.


A plain plastic watering can and chair are blotched with light:


The wide leaves of the catalpa tree dapple the courtyard as well as the raised kitchen terrace:


With the sun almost directly overhead, this table and chairs make shadow spirograph patterns! 
 
 





7 comments:

MuMuGB said...

I love the pictures. Clearly they couldn't have been taken in London (it is sunny, but the light is far less intense). When are you back?

aguja said...

The table and chairs are particularly effective and make a wonderful composition. But, I enjoyed walking in my mind through the shade of the trees and the old stone.

If you have time to look at my Snowflake Symphony post, I would appreciate your thoughts - or thought!!

James Kiester said...

Your pics are good, but lack a sadness present in the other artist's work.

Gill Edwards said...

excellent pics as always Deborah, ilove the blue watering can and the last one with the lacy pattern. I love looking out for the unusual to photograph.

Bunched Undies said...

Love these. I can feel the sun and the gentle breezes. Thanks for posting.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I love your sun dappled photographs, where even a blue plastic watering has character. The old stone steps were a great subject, too. I'm signing up to follow so I can see some more of your lovely pics.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Oops, I meant to write blue plastic watering can has character!
















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