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Uncharted Fog/Dream Walk

Posted by: CSHoldsworth

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CSHoldsworth

'Uncharted Fog/Dream Walk'

As part of my research towards exploring the Landscape and how I could influence/change it, I decided to explore an unknown region to me to see how such an experiment could influence myself and my art. Around two years ago now I had my dad drop me off in moorland of which I'm unfamiliar with. He did this around 7.30-8 AM. It was around winter time, possibly January-February. The temperature was unbearably freezing and the fog was so thick it was difficult to see further than a few feet.



I was dropped off at the top of the moorland and had to make my way back using a map. The further I travelled the moor the wind dropped and the air warmed up.



After a while I felt the map wasn't helping as the fog was too thick. The way the land had formed and with the fog thick on each side of me I was forced to choose one route down. Being forced in one direction with the eeriness of the fog and lack of wind made the whole process feel almost dreamlike. I feel like the 'dreamlike' feeling I had was satisfyingly captured in the photographs which taken.




After around an hour of walking the fog lifted. There was a few signs directing me in the right direction, however they were still hard to follow. I eventually came across the cairns you see above. After following these cairns which sprawled across the landscape I eventually did find my way to more familiar land. To find these markers on the land was a pleasant surprise and further pushed the notion that this peculiar experiment I had taken was incredibly dream orientated.

I had initially intended this walk to change this land as I passed through for my own artistic gain. Once thrown into this scenario I couldn't help but just take in the amazing walk I was part of. Discovering this moorland and being part of this experience ended up being more important than what I had initially intended to achieve.



male face portrait watercolor painting

Watercolor on Arches CP 140lb, 9×12?. Photo reference: Greg Durrett of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party.

Originally published on October 2, 2010 at http://watercoloredhands.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/a-portrait-a-day-22-greg/


man watercolor portrait

Watercolor on Canson Montval CP 140lb, 9×12. Took me around 35 minutes, not counting a couple of breaks. The painting turned out very saturated and colorful and I had difficulties making the image match the painting. This should give a rough idea, though, of course, it’s almost always better in person.

Ken Meyer Jr is an artist and illustrator I “met” through RedBubble.com. He sent me some pictures for my A Portrait A Day project and this is the interpretation of one of them. Check out Ken’s website here.

 

Originally posted on September 20, 2010 at: http://watercoloredhands.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/a-portrait-a-day-15-ken-meyer-jr/


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