Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Pictures at an exhibition



Here's an online viewing of all the pieces being shown in my current exhibition 'Coastal Dreaming' at the White Wall Space Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK. The show runs until 25 October so if you're in the local area pop in to have a look, there's nothing like the real thing ;0)

Apologies for the length of this blog, there 35 images here so lot's of scrolling down I'm afraid. I hope that you enjoy the show!

 'As Far as the Eye Can See' oils on wood panel (90cm x 90cm)

 'Sea Views Available'  acrylics on paper (39cm x 27cm)

 'Strand Wharf'  inks & acrylics (29cm x 20cm)

'The Bembridge' inks & acrylics on paper (29cm x 20cm)  

 'Behind the Fence'  acrylics on board (24cm x 19cm)

 'Essex Marsh'  acrylics on board (19cm x 14cm)

 'Gone Fishing'  inks & acrylics on paper (29cm x 20cm)

 'Summer Dreaming'  acrylics on board (28cm x 26cm)

 'The Outhouse'  mixed media on paper (19cm x 15cm)

 'Tidal Creek' inks & acrylics (39cm x 29cm)

 'Leigh Marshes'  acrylics on paper (24cm x 19cm)

 'Catch of the Day' inks & acrylics on paper (39cm x 26cm)

 'Old Leigh'  acrylics on board (60cm x 24cm)

 'Homeward Bound'  inks & acrylics on mounted paper (15cm x 15cm)

 'The Quiet Mooring'  inks & acrylics on mounted paper (28cm x 19cm)

 'Low Tide on the Saltings'  inks & acrylics on mounted paper (39cm x 27cm)

 'On the mud'  inks & acrylics on mounted paper (28cm x 19cm)

 'The Old Tugboat'  inks & acrylics on mounted paper (29cm x 16cm)

 'Rowing Boat' inks & acrylics on paper (18cm x 10cm)

 'Fishing Boats on Hastings Beach diptych' inks & acrylics on paper (20cm x 19cm)

 'Thundery Showers'  inks & acrylics on paper (21cm x 20cm)

 'Leigh Marshes diptych' inks & acrylics on paper (29cm x 15cm)

 'Chalk Cliffs diptych' inks & acrylics on paper (29cm x 15cm)

 'The Tall Tales of a Sea Chicken'  inks & acrylics on paper (50cm x 40cm)

 'The Boat that found its way Home'  acrylics on paper (14cm x 12cm)

   'The moonlit reverie of a slumbering armchair sailor' Triptych 1 - 'the watchtower' acrylics on paper mounted on wood (73cm x 25cm)

 'The moonlit reverie of a slumbering armchair sailor' Triptych 2 - 'the anchorage' acrylics on paper mounted on wood (73cm x 25cm)

 'The moonlit reverie of a slumbering armchair sailor' Triptych 3 - 'the boatyard' acrylics on paper mounted on wood (73cm x 25cm)

 'The Evening Catch'  acrylics on paper (29cm x 20cm)

 'Late Supper'  acrylics on paper (29cm x 20cm)

  'The Wharf'  woodcut print (22cm x 19cm) limited edition of 9

  'East Coast Cutter' woodcut print (42cm x 18cm) limited edition of 10

  'Coastal Town' woodcut print (60cm x 19cm) limited edition of 8

  'Realms of Solitude' wood engraving print (9cm x 5cm) limited edition of 10

'A Gift-Wrapped Mermaid' carved Oak & Pine painted in oils & acrylics (40cm x 26cm x 10cm)

All images copyright Manfred Hennessy. 
All rights reserved.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

It's a 3D world!

Well, 'stereoscopic' at the very least. That's if you're lucky enough to have two eyes in good working order at the moment. I do hope so. Even with two eyes, some of you are not going to be able to see the following images as they are meant to be seen. Sorry about that. You folks will need to consider the special viewing equipment advertised at the very end of this blog entry*.

If you're already used to using parallel vision or a free-view stereo technique then that's excellent! You are obviously a highly experienced superior being and probably pretty good looking too. You can jump this explanatory text (as you would normally do) and enjoy the pictures below in their full 3D glory!

So, you're still reading this text. That tells me that you might be wanting some tips about how to see these double images in 3D? First of all, be patient. It can take a little while for the double image to click into place and to be seen as one image. The main things that you need to know are:
1. Make sure that you're a comfortable distance from your computer monitor. Don't get too close.
2. The left image is for the left eye and right image is for the right eye.
3. Look into the screen allowing your eyes to stare through and beyond the two images.
4. You'll get a double-vision effect before the two images slide together and you then see a new 3D image in the middle.


The home run. Just look at that little fishy jump!


Today's catch.


Over the wall


Wash Day.


Over the hills and far away.


Anyway, let me know how you get on? If you have a genuine "ooh, ah!" moment with these pictures I'd love to know. If the images look odd with things in the wrong place then you might have ended up using cross-eye vision by accident! This is another stereo viewing technique but doesn't work with these parallel images!

*In the event that you simply couldn't get the 3D effect when looking at these double pictures, then please don't despair. Expert help is at hand. For an extremely reasonable price you can simply purchase:
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