Repetition of Texture





Individually, the tiny bud of needle like spines on this cactus is a vicious looking thing. When seen as a repeating texture over the surface of the cactus, it appears soft and harmless.

Texture through repetition often belies the appearance of the individual repeated element.

Cactus spines

The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain is intricately decorated with numerous repeating Islamic  patterns. Close up the patterns are detailed and complex, but when seen from a distance the complexity blends to become a variety of geometric textures

Mosque Cathederal of Cordoba


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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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