ginger-ninja
ianturnerillustration:

underwater flyer
i did this a while ago and did’t post it, but i like it and wanted to share.  my favourite thing about it is that it’s kind of a record of a first try at learning a new tool. i did the bottom wing first, and was trying to use somewhat regular shapes. i ended up digging too hard into the wood and gauging it quite a bit. as i moved further toward the top i started to learn that you kind of have to let the woodgrain grab the carving tool and just work with it, rather than fighting it. the grain has some really cool movement in it anyway, it makes for really good pictures. (good ol’ trees)
i think i’m going to make some more of these, they’re great for salvaging otherwise gummed-up birch boards and fun as anything to make.

Cloggy
Long,Long ago I did Lino Cuts, easier, no grain.Always liked the black and white effect. great for book illustrations.

ianturnerillustration:

underwater flyer

i did this a while ago and did’t post it, but i like it and wanted to share.
my favourite thing about it is that it’s kind of a record of a first try at learning a new tool. i did the bottom wing first, and was trying to use somewhat regular shapes. i ended up digging too hard into the wood and gauging it quite a bit.
as i moved further toward the top i started to learn that you kind of have to let the woodgrain grab the carving tool and just work with it, rather than fighting it. the grain has some really cool movement in it anyway, it makes for really good pictures. (good ol’ trees)

i think i’m going to make some more of these, they’re great for salvaging otherwise gummed-up birch boards and fun as anything to make.

Cloggy

Long,Long ago I did Lino Cuts, easier, no grain.Always liked the black and white effect. great for book illustrations.

There was a programme on the telly last night about J.M.W. Turner and they never showed my favourite from his Claudian period, ‘The Golden Bough’  To make up for this omission I looked it up at the Tate websight to refresh my memory of it and thought I’d share it with the more intellectual of you.
Quote:-“This subject comes from Virgil’s poem, the Aeneid. The Trojan hero, Aeneas, has come to Cumae to consult the Sibyl, a prophetess. She tells him he can only enter the Underworld to meet the ghost of his father if he offers Proserpine a golden bough cut from a sacred tree.

Turner shows the Sibyl holding a sickle and the freshly cut bough,in front of Lake Avernus, the legendary gateway to the Underworld. The dancing figures are the Fates. Like the snake in the foreground, they hint at death and the mysteries of the Underworld, amidst the beauty of the landscape.”
From HERE

There was a programme on the telly last night about J.M.W. Turner and they never showed my favourite from his Claudian period, ‘The Golden Bough’  To make up for this omission I looked it up at the Tate websight to refresh my memory of it and thought I’d share it with the more intellectual of you.

Quote:-“This subject comes from Virgil’s poem, the Aeneid. The Trojan hero, Aeneas, has come to Cumae to consult the Sibyl, a prophetess. She tells him he can only enter the Underworld to meet the ghost of his father if he offers Proserpine a golden bough cut from a sacred tree.

Turner shows the Sibyl holding a sickle and the freshly cut bough,in front of Lake Avernus, the legendary gateway to the Underworld. The dancing figures are the Fates. Like the snake in the foreground, they hint at death and the mysteries of the Underworld, amidst the beauty of the landscape.”

From HERE

tindink
When I saw this picture on Tindink’s page I thought “482, I should know her” then the DUR on the tender gave me the clue, Durango and Silverton Railroad. So she is a K36  2-8-2 built for the legendary Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad of which I have seen many a mile of cine and many a hundred slides at the Narrow Gauge Railway Society meetings as any member who went to the states went to Colorado to see  narrow gauge in the Rockies. Never tire of seeing them though.
toetagjanedoe:

……… went on a train ride brought a friend along

When I saw this picture on Tindink’s page I thought “482, I should know her” then the DUR on the tender gave me the clue, Durango and Silverton Railroad. So she is a K36  2-8-2 built for the legendary Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad of which I have seen many a mile of cine and many a hundred slides at the Narrow Gauge Railway Society meetings as any member who went to the states went to Colorado to see  narrow gauge in the Rockies. Never tire of seeing them though.

toetagjanedoe:

……… went on a train ride brought a friend along