Recurring Naturally - Adam jenkins

This gallery includes paintings and images that showcase patterns that can be found naturally in the world around us.

In image "RED", a Korean blossom tree is captured. The tree slouches over what appears to be a stairway outside of a building, which has many reflective pieces of glass that contribute to the depth of the image. This photograph demonstrates many formal elements such as lines with the branches of the plant and frames of the windows, color, and texture with its detailed and vibrant leaves. The leaves all form in a pattern-like manner, all similar and uniform.
In this image, "A Cloudy Day, Bluebonnets near San Antonio, Texas," the repetition of blue bonnet flowers creates a visual of patterns that can be found naturally. This simply depicts a field of blue flowers that stretches past a group of trees and off into the horizon. The balance of the image is slightly to the left as the only visual group of trees stand in the top left corner of the image.
"Pond Lilies" depicts a gray pond littered with lily pads in the foreground and bottom half of the painting and one large tree in the upper half of the image, with other smaller trees behind it in the distance. The scattered lilies in the pond reminded me of a pattern. Also, the principle of designs of emphasis and focus are prevalent in this painting with the lilies and the larger tree as the focal points right in the center of the canvas.
This painting shows a Chinese export basket full of ripe peaches still attached to the branch. Long green leaves shoot out around the peaches and peach tree branches. There's a good-sized bunch of red grapes laying on the table next to the basket of peaches. I want to draw attention to the pattern the grapes have grown on the vine: starting with a lot of grapes toward the top and moving downward to a point with fewer grapes toward the bottom.
This image of a hooping crane by John James Audubon depicts a magnificent white crane perched precariously on a log that looms over a river. The crane is about to feast on its lunch of two salamanders. This image shows pattern in the feathers of the bird. Notice how they all grow in a certain direction and all seem uniform. The texture of the feathers is effectively conveyed as well.
Much like the crane painting, this image also depicts patterns found in nature. This wild turkey appears to be taking a relaxing stroll through the brush. The colors of his feathers stood out to me. Notice how some of his feathers are stripped and some are spotted, but both in a pattern-like way. This image is well balanced as well with a perfect emphasis on the bird.
This painting of a lynx taking a bath on a desert cliff is an excellent example of naturally occurring patterns. The spots in the fur of the lynx clearly demonstrates pattern. This image also has a clear focus and emphasis on the lynx as he is placed directly in the center of the canvas.
"Felis onca, Linn. The Jaguar. Female" by John James Audubon depicts a female jaguar rearing back in defense against a threat. Her paw raised, her back arched, and her teeth bared, she appears ready to prance. The spots and dots in her fur demonstrate patterns in nature very well. The texture of her fur appears soft and fluffy to the touch, despite her dangerous stance.
This image by Eliot Porter depicts a wood stump with a set of fully-formed antlers perched on top of it. The growth pattern of the antler arms, although somewhat random, provide a good example of patterns in nature. Also, the rough texture of the antler base and the woody texture of the stump provides a visually appealing textural feel. The monochromatic color scheme provides a sombre feeling to the image.
"The 'Golden State,' Sunrise from Off Point Lobos" by Thomas Ayres depicts a few boats sailing in a bay that narrows between mountains and hills on both sides of the painting. This piece provides a visually appealing example of patterns found in nature. Notice how the waves are rippled by the wind in a pattern-like fashion. The black and white color scheme gives a dark feeling to the image, perfect for the depiction of the storm.
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