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Standing Stones

Glengorm (Standing Stones) by summerlands 'Kissed by wind, stones, Glengorm, Mull'
16 x 20" Acrylic on canvas.

From photo's and sketches made Easter 2010.
summerlands Image Credit: Nicki MacRae 2012
Posted by summerlands
4th February 2012ce
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Comments (5)

I missed these great stones when I went to Mull... but this has made me want to return to the island at some point.

To me your style seems to add that metaphysical element - a third, fourth dimension, if you like - you can almost feel the wind, hear it, even. This is something I try (he says) to add to my images through deliberately visiting sites in all weathers - not that the UK gives me much choice in that, but that's what makes our landscape so magnificent... the constantly changing light. To me that is the crucial point - the way a site interacts with its surroundings and how that affects the mind of the viewer. Great stuff.
4th February 2012ce
That is genuinely the nicest compliment you could have sent my way - it's what I *try* so very hard to do (and like you, sit about in the flippin' rain, wind, etc) so if even one person see's that I feel like I've achieved something - so THANK YOU!

I'm on Lewis in a couple of weeks taking what Feb' wants to throw at me, so shall think on this when I get tired and fed up!

And for what it's worth, I get that about your photo's - always appreciate seeing them as I do feel I get a huge 'sense' of certain places just from what you post here, having never been myself. So keep freezing your own backside too, please! :-D
summerlands Posted by summerlands
4th February 2012ce
Lewis? Lucky you.... intrigued to see the results. Whether that will entail pristine blue sky or glowering black is up to Lewis. The gneiss is of course famed for its intricate grain, but assume you'll be more interested in mood than detail?

As for myself, it's great if someone sees an image and thinks 'that's interesting... might just go there one day'. Or even 'I could do better than that, think I'll have a go'. I've tried to put what I think in my profile, for better or worse. Unfortunately Nature has determined I'll never be strong enough to lug the sort of tripod - that would be required to eliminate camera shake up to Ken, Brian or Mr Cane's standards - up to the high places, so reckon I'll just keep on doing what I do until I can do it no more.
5th February 2012ce
You don't need tripods and kit, you've got soul and feeling! That's something someone can choose to lug up a hill, you've either got it or you've not 'got it' ;-)

Actually I'm rather interested in the gneiss and hoping to do some mixed media / textiles work with it back in the studio when home, ressurecting a technique from almost 20 years ago (we shall see!). I love to sit on the gneiss on beaches on the West Coast and think this goes all the way, weaving and folding, threads, under that sea to the Western Isles! :-D
summerlands Posted by summerlands
6th February 2012ce
Trouble is you need to be able to bounce ideas and feelings off open minded people for them to develop - a bit of a problem working in London... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
6th February 2012ce
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