Colour everywhere

Abandoned boat at side of Dunure habour, Ayrshire

Abandoned boat at side of Dunure habour, Ayrshire

We have just returned from a family holiday in Scotland timed to coincide with our daughters Degree Show and Graduation. Jess has got a 1st in the Environmental Art and Sculpture programme at Glasgow School of Art – needless to say the whole family is very proud of her! Rather than spend a fortune on hotels to stay in Glasgow for a couple of days we rented a lovey cottage in the costal village of Dunure for the full week. Dunure has a small harbor, a ruined castle and a couple of peebly beaches.

I have taken dozens of images which may, or may not, form the inspiration for a textile piece. So lots of images of stones, moss, wild flowers, waves and more forming a mostly neutral palette. However I thought I would share a few images of a derelict boat, stranded on the side of the harbor. The strong colours seemed rather out of place so they immediately caught my eye. I absolutely love the patterns formed as the layers of coloured paint have eroded and weathered. It looks positively psychedelic!

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