There is always a lovely selection of colours and textures at the beach and harbour….
Above are two sections lovely peeling paint from the same boat, beautifully weathered by the salty sea air. Also on the beach today was something slightly unusual for the UK coast…. Portuguese man o’ war…..
They are very beautiful but very toxic….
I was very careful not to touch them….
The colours are just lovely….
Portuguese man o’war are not commonly found in UK coastal waters, they prefer warmer waters….
I was interested to learn that Portuguese man o’ war are not a jellyfish they are a siphonophore, a colonial organism – a colony of organisms all working together….
I’m always amazed what you find washed up on the beach….
Inspirational colours and textures in Mousehole, Cornwall, UK. Soft blues, greens and greys…
Weathered blues, soft greens, flaky peeling paint and rust….
These colours inspire me….. they make me want to get mixing watercolours in my paint palette and splash colour on paper….
These are the colours that are inspiring me today ~ turquoise, aqua, and cyan ~ colours on a sea worn boat in the harbour….
Above we have some bleached dark indigo denim (dark indigo denim doesn’t bleach white, it goes a dark cream colour that you see above) along with some cotton dyed with cerulean blue acrylic paint and some rusty stuff.
They’re colours that complement each other so well. Underneath the image I used Photoshop to “paint” colour samples with colours extracted from the image. In real painting terms the colours I see in the image are Indigo, Cerulean Blue, Buff Titanium and Burnt Sienna ~ a beautiful inspiring combination….
I may have a play with these colours later this evening….
Seaside scenes ~ things you see at the seaside ~ the harbour, fishing boats, a pier, the lighthouse….
beautiful clear turquoise waters to dip your toes in….
lots of lovely colours and textures on the boats in the harbour ~ they all inspire creative thoughts…
beautiful shades of blue and rusty browns…
I always find lots of creative inspiration at the sea ~ there’s always a never ending supply of lovely textures and colours that blend and complement each other so beautifully…
… the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the salty sea air, seaweed scents are all so relaxing and peaceful ~ they help creative thoughts come flooding forth…
A black diamond in a shimmering sapphire ocean under an aquamarine sky…
St. Clements Isle, just off the shore of Mousehole, Cornwall, UK, on a beautiful sunny day. I love the blue tones…
A very vintage and creative view of St. Ives, Cornwall, UK. I used one of the photographed papers from my Winter Erosion Bundle as a texture over a St. Ives photo. I love the vintage effect and colours…
St. Ives, Cornwall, UK, with a vintage look. I desaturated the image and used my own vintage lace texture. I like the vintage winter effect the finished image has…
I love all things seaside! These are all images from my Flickr Photostream – click the links below to view the images individually:
1. Seaside Colours & Textures 3
3. Sea Coloured Mussels
4. Gone Surfing
5. Fun In The Sun
7. Boat Colours & Textures 2
8. Coral Bay
9. Ocean 5
Tiny shells and pebbles on the beach. 50 mm lens used at f/1.8 for the narrow focus and bokeh…
A little grey limpet shell on the beach in the sunlight. I used my 50mm lens at f./1.8 for the narrow depth of field and bokeh
Barnacles on a boat at St. Ives harbour, Cornwall, UK. I love the seaside colours and textures…