Sunday, 20 March 2016

Inspired by Water





My painting  "Inspired by Water" (Detail)    -   acrylic and gold paints on canvas (130cm x130cm) 






Sand Dunes  -  Starlings  -  Princess  - A  Carrion  Crow


Today March 20th is the Spring Exuinox
and
Tuesday March 22nd is World Water Day






We are on a beach in East Lothian watching a small stream gurgle out to the sea.
The patterns look like flowing curly hair.........with paw prints!






My dogs want to see what I'm looking at and walk about in front of me, sometimes
 casting shadows or standing on the subject.






Water patterns echo Maddy's  flowing wavy hair.











Shadow dog and waves on the sand
The dark marks are fine coal dust washed up from the sea bed.









In a near-by town yachts are being prepared for the Spring launch in early April.






The old harbour, once used by fishing vessels, now serves modern needs.










As we are about to leave,a bride floats by accompanied by an group of spectators with
 children, buggies and dogs.

The wedding party is on it's way to a photo shoot on the old harbour wall.











I'm reminded of  19th century images depicting strong women in local fishing communities.



Morelle Smith has written a beautiful "inspired by water" post on her blog  Rivertrain  ........  HERE





Thank you for visiting


Images (14)  -  Painting by Alexander Ignatius  -  photo Google Images

Shared with     Saturday's Critters      Mosaic Monday     Seasons
                      Our world Tuesday     Friends Meet Friends    NF - DAM

35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your dogs are pretty. I like the shadow shot at the beach. The patterns in the sand are cool. That is a big flock of starlings. The bride is lovely. Wonderful post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous beach photos! I love the wavy patterns and your dogs are so cute. Have a great week ahead!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, the water, the sand, dogs, etc etc. I love them all.

Alexa T said...

So lovely and amazing details in beach photos! And the bride is stunning...
What joy to see all of these aspects of nature and daily routine, plus paintings. Many thanks for the walk and a great week to you!

Pondside said...

Beautiful sand shots - and dog shots - and water shots.
I loved the black and white version of the bride and her party. She is lovely, with a beautiful, old-fashioned profile and I am not surprised that you would think about strong fishing-village women. I loved this.

dritanje said...

Well, these are all great images, the sand patterns, the fisherwomen, and most of all, your lovely textile hanging - or it might be a painting, with its rhythms and patterns and sea colours. And I really like the synchronicity, as I have just written about the sea, having visited several coastlines lately, and here is your post, dedicated to water! I didn't know that 22nd is world water day.
You have made some great collages again, as usual. All these superb birds, crows I guess.
Happy equinox!
M xx

The Furry Gnome said...

Love those pictures of the patterns in the sand, and the ripples in the stream!

biebkriebels said...

Nice photos of the watersides. The patterns are great.

Tomoko said...

Such gorgeous sand beach and water. I love your dog's hair waving. It is just a great art too in the wind.

riitta k said...

Your painting is fantastic as well as the water patterns on sand.

Rajesh said...

Your paintings are beautiful and artistic.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Beautiful, calming photos, but your painting is the best.
Happy Mosaic Monday... and Happy Spring!

Donna said...

Your, "Inspired by Water" is exquisite...I love the colors, and your images of water!

Donna@Gardens Eye View
and LivingFrom Happiness

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful
interesting
and wonderful images
loved seeing your watery painting
so lovely, alive and soothing
sweet spring to you ~~

jeannettestgermain said...

I LOVE your rendition of the water! Well done:) Also, thank you for being a part of SEASONS and linking up - I appreciate it!
Unusual captures for a wedding. The captures of the water on the beach are stunning. Have a great week:)

Linda said...

Beautiful photos and painting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post ..I feel like the title of your painting could describe me ... And I love the picture. It and all your beach photos really speak tome!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can envision water looking like your painting with hues of green and blue, very pretty.
Patterns in the sand are fun to explore especially with a furry companion.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of the beach and boats.

jandi said...

your painting is gorgeous! lovely images! i especially love the ones of your dog and the water! have a beautiful week!

Pippa Koenig said...

feel very very welcome also to Friends meet Friends at
http://disipi.blogspot.de/
Herzlich Pippa

Mary Cromer said...

Beautiful scenes, textures and movement captured~

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Ruby.
Your painting is very inspiring. There are many waterpatterns in the beach. I like all of them. Thanks for sharing.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful sand pattern photos! Love them ~ have taken some myself ~ nature delights! ~ Love your doggie!

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like your point of view. It's joyful, thoughtful, and delightful.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your painting is beautiful!

I enjoyed looking looking at all the water patterns in the sand and the pretty bride at the pier. The vintage photo and painting were interesting. Either one could have been how my grandmother looked!

Pet said...

Oh, i love your water and sand patterns. But wow your "inspired by water" painting is even more beautiful!

aktuellabilder said...

I really like the picture of the dog's fur.

Andrea Priebe said...

Water is your theme and how it takes you so many different places and directions finally ending up with the strong women of a fishing town. I feel I have traveled far with you today and all with such beauty. Thank you ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Kate said...

Great post with so many photos to appreciate....I love the shot of the sand and water sparkling in the sunshine...and, your adorable pups!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a post, you start out strong with that painting and then go on from there. You have quite an eye.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the water art image as well as all the others :)
Thanks for linking up at NF DAM

Sciarada said...

Waves moving, of great beauty.
Good and happy Easter to you and your family, dear Ruby !

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful shots. I especially like the sand designs and the dog with wavy coat. :D

Wendy said...

Some lovely photos of the flow of water. The paintings of the women are interesting. I wonder who they were?

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