Silver Birch Trees in Frost - Digital image.

Frosted Tree - Digital image

Little cloud catching the sunset - Photo

The images I have added here are from the day we had a really strong frost this week. The woods literally became a winter wonderland, transforming a walk into a visual feast of frozen branches and whited out forms. So, to justify the theme, my illustrations for this post are portraying the phenomenon of the weather. I've added an additional image as a photo to link in the amazing effects of light. The photo is as it was taken, nothing altered on it by computer, the luminosity of this small cloud was just awesome, and I suspect also a bit of a phenomenon .... ?

Quote from Illustration Friday's theme Phenomenon :
"Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself." ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


Size: 80cm x 100cm
"Colour Concepts" Series. No 2.
Collaboration with Mary Brodie - Textile artist

I've chosen this recent piece to illustrate Illo Friday topic "Atmosphere"
40 vitreous enamel on copper panels are set within 40 manipulated textiles.
Seen from any angle this piece has impact and a vibrancy all of it's own.
This piece is on exhibition until the 19th September 2010
at the Cider Press Center, Dartington, Devon, UK


Marking Time - "Early" - Illustration Friday
Copyright Ruth Ball 2010


Grid casting forms - Digital Illustration
Copyright Ruth Ball 2010