Part A: Exploring the themes of time and place in Victoria Hislop’s The Island

Extract from Victoria Hislop’s The Island:              “Unfurled from its mooring, the rope flew through the air and sprayed the woman’s bare arms with droplets of seawater. They soon dried, and as the sun beat down on her from a cloudless sky she noticed that her skin sparkled with intricate patterns of salty crystals, like … Continue reading Part A: Exploring the themes of time and place in Victoria Hislop’s The Island

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Exercise 1 – Ways of Seeing and Saying

The Herefordshire Landscape by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Hills, vales, woods, netted in a silver mist, Farm, granges, doubled up among the hills, And cattle grazing in the watered vales, And cottage-chimneys smoking from the woods, And cottage-gardens smelling everywhere, Confused with smell of orchards.   To me this poem purely evokes a sense of place. … Continue reading Exercise 1 – Ways of Seeing and Saying

Book: Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour

Experimental Landscape in Watercolour by Anne Blockley (2014) Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Ltd. This book was the inspiration for playing with different techniques in my sketchbook. Some examples of her work can be found on her website. Her images are brilliant representations of the wild areas of countryside. I like that she … Continue reading Book: Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour