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….
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
Barnacles on a boat at St. Ives harbour, Cornwall, UK. I love the seaside colours and textures…
Pastel seaside colours and textures ~ an old weather beaten boat on the shores of the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands of Scotland…