stories and illustration

Window, October, Reflections


I was walking across the Market Square in Coldstream and saw something strange.  I couldn’t understand why I had never seen this object before, as it looked like a pub sign or a painting on the side of this house which I must have passed hundreds of times before – however, when I shifted my viewpoint I saw that it was just an ordinary window.  I took these four photographs of the window and put them together, as I think they look like a sophisticated abstract painting, and they are just reflections.  I like the colours! I have been thinking about colour today, because I have decided that in the rough of the story I am creating the illustrations are wrong tonally, they don’t have the feeling that I want.  I bought a book some time ago of photographs of gardens by night, and looking at this has given me new ideas for the story. Maybe I was feeling more alert visually because of this and these reflections caught my eye. If I was doing a painting  I would take out quite a lot of the window frame, but it isn’t a painting so I’ll leave it a tad haphazard as it is.

October 29, 2013 - Posted by | Illustration, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Superb–very painterly indeed.


    Comment by Son of Sharecroppers | October 30, 2013 | Reply

    • Such a strange vision of a window, for a few fleeting moments. Glad you liked it. Thanks.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | October 30, 2013 | Reply

  2. Is it your latest design of windows with aqueriums behind…


    Comment by doronart | October 30, 2013 | Reply

    • Ha ha – know what you mean, either aquariums, or those old fashioned machines they used to have in discos, where coloured oils made patterns on the walls – the light was really strange against those windows, I am glad I got the photographs. Enjoy your day, Doron. Like your latest painting very much.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | October 31, 2013 | Reply

      • Thanks, I just released your ‘Moon’ enjoy


        Comment by doronart | October 31, 2013

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