The most attractive kind of wall I can think of is the stone wall built by the farmers living in Derbyshire and north of there. In fact they are all over England, Wales and Scotland. They are attractive, but also take time to maintain. These walls are built without mortar and cleverly put together by careful shaping, construction and placement.. Although hedges are nice for promoting wild life, which I love, but stone walls have a special appeal for me reminding me of my growing up years in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
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More Doodles by Chris.
These are fun to do. I especially like choosing the colors and manipulating the shading. The one I like best out of these three is the third one. The first one, is just not what I was trying to produce. It is too busy and the yellow is not a good choice. The second one is quite pleasing, but if I had used some of the complicated tangle patterns that would have given it more interest . The third one is more in line with what I am looking for -- pleasing colors, balance, order and symmetry as well as interesting designs within the overall piece.
Yes, I know that balance, order and symmetry are often 'no-no's' for some art styles, but I have decided that my art should reflect more of who I am. I am definitely more on the orderly side -- not picky and highly regulated, but organized, with reasonable self discipline along with a pinch of adventure. I really like things that make sense -- definitely not fantasy. Some would say "break out of the mold" and I would answer "been there, done that, like where I'm at now better."