Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Texture, Tone & Colour



I have always been drawn to the effects of time and the elements on painted, wooden surfaces. I love the patina that is left after years of rain, sun and wind has made it's mark. Boats are particularly prone to the elements and for the old wooden boats that are not kept spick and span like the fancy yachts, time shows on their hulls in layers of peeling paint, worn wood and rusting metal. 
Our local boatyard - perched on a tiny bit of land jutting into the Menai Strait - is the perfect, exposed location to find these beautiful effects. 
If I could have walls painted in these textures I think I would. 

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