Harmony of Texture





This beach, with its shallow bottom and large tidal range, reveals this vast harmonising texture of parallel ridges every time the tide recedes. At low tide the water goes out for almost a kilometre, so the texture covers the beach as far as the eye can see, giving it the appearance of a giant Bridget Riley painting.

Sand Ripples

A similar harmonious texture is visible in most mosaics. Below, the vibrant colors, shimmering gold leaf and graded neutrals of St. marks Cathedral, Venice, are harmonised by the blanketing texture of small tiles.


This same texture not only harmonises the mosaic images in the external arches, but also visually links the arches to the walls and floor of the Cathedrals interior.

St Marks Cathedral Mosaic, Venice


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John Lovett


John Lovett is an Australian artist working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and USA. John’s passion for his work and his open easy approach to teaching make his books, DVD’s and workshops thoroughly enjoyable, extremely informative and always very popular. His articles are regularly featured in “International Artist” magazine.      




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