Seascapes


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Seascapes

 

See Also: NATURE, OCEAN/OCEANFRONT, PONDS AND STREAMS

  1. The boat sails away, like a bird on the wing —Kate Greenaway
  2. Fishing boats sleep by the docks like men beside their wives —Donald Justice
  3. The great ships dipped low down in the water, like floating swans —Hans Christian Andersen
  4. The lights on the canals [of Holland] like gold caterpillars —Jean Rhys
  5. Little masted boats thick on the water, like blown leaves —Donald Justice
  6. Sailboats moved gently in the water like large white butterflies that had dipped down to drink —Margaret Millar
  7. The sea crinkled like foil —Derek Walcott
  8. The sea is like a pale green fabric, stretched but not entirely smooth —Richard Maynard
  9. The sea is sparkling like joy itself —Christopher Isherwood
  10. The sea, like a crinkled chart, spread to the horizon —Daphne du Maurier
  11. The sea was as smooth as a duck-pond —Rudyard Kipling
  12. The sea [on a windless day] was like a sheet of steel —Fred Mustard Stewart
  13. The sea was quite calm, like milk-and-water —Isak Dinesen
  14. The sea was silver, wrinkled like a snake’s skin —Sir Hugh Walpole
  15. The sea, wrinkling with light, was stretched taut like a piece of silk —Elizabeth Taylor
  16. Smaller vessels bobbing like petals on the glass of the harbor —Francine du Plessix Gray
  17. There was a shimmer on the sea as though a loitering breeze passed playful fingers over its surface —W. Somerset Maugham
  18. The town seems to lean against the cliffs like a rusting ocean liner, thrown to shore by a storm —Miles Gibson
  19. Water like glass —Joseph Conrad
  20. The water looked flat and impervious, as if a dead membrane had been stretched over it —Cynthia Ozick
  21. Water … pebbly-surfaced by the insistent breeze that kept sweeping it like the strokes of invisible broomstraws, and mottled with gold flecks that were like floating freckles in the nine o’clock September sunshine —Cornell Woolrich
  22. Water … rippled like stretched grey silk in the wind —Gavin Lyall
  23. The water that shone smoothly like a band of metal —Joseph Conrad
References in classic literature ?
Behind us lay the broad inland sea, curving upward in the horizonless distance to merge into the blue of the sky, so that for all the world it looked as though the sea lapped back to arch completely over us and disappear beyond the distant mountains at our backs--the weird and uncanny aspect of the seascapes of Pellucidar balk description.
Almost the whole frontage was of gilt plaster and figured glass, and between that grey seascape and the grey, witch-like trees, its gimcrack quality had something spectral in its melancholy.
Before me, across the wide sea, the weird, horizonless seascape folded gently upward to meet the sky until it lost itself to view in the azure depths of distance far above the level of my eyes.
I want, for instance, to be there to-morrow morning, and the next morning, and the morning afterwards, to finish a little seascape I have commenced.
The works employ different techniques and expressions of abstraction in their approach to motion, patterns and cycles, inspired by Roy Lichtenstein's 1960s Seascapes series, where the latter "abandons paint to work with Rowlux plastic, shaping and molding it into iridescent, bubblegum-colored waves, overlapping into layers that move with the viewer" (cf.
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes" is the second in a series of luxurious, beautifully produced volumes each focused on specific bodies of Sugimoto's work, "Seascapes" presents the complete series of more than 200 Seascapes for the first time in one publication.
I also enjoy painting the many varied landscapes and seascapes of North Wales.
SALTBURN Station Gallery is hosting a new exhibition of specially commissioned seascapes until the end of the month.
Surely in the same way that we bank away critical portions of our terrestrial landscape for its inherent value, we can protect equally vital seascapes, so that our ocean can survive and thrive for generations to come.
Four chapters are comprised of: introduction; history of research; seascapes in Uppland; and conclusions.
SWINDON, England, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Trust has joined campaign groups in an effort to encourage the Government to recognise Britain's coasts and seascapes as more than just a view.
Seascapes, made up of coastal and inshore sea areas, play a significant role in people's well-being, according to a National Trust poll which found two-thirds of those quizzed thought visiting the coast or seaside was important to their quality of life.