Inspired indeed!!! As part of the research for my next art exhibition, I decided to visit the old boat wrecks at Hooe Lake in Plymouth yesterday. The light was perfect and the tide was low, enabling me to get close and take a good look at the 'hulks'. I just loved the ageing textures and beautiful colours of the peeling paintwork. Amazing structures and shapes. There is so much history sitting here with some of the vessels being over a hundred years old. The stories they could tell! Sadly the names can no longer be seen, but each one has it's own character and no doubt it's own number of seafaring tales. If only these hulks could talk!
These images of beautiful decay have certainly inspired me and there is no doubt that some of these textures will feature in the exhibition.
I adore this colour combination and to see it in such a natural environment was an absolute joy. The mustards seems to be intensifying with age and together with the blue flakes of paint and the lichen, it just the most beautiful texture rich image. It is impossible not to touch.... the velvety textures just draw you in.