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My neighbors’ stairs, on a rainy day like today.

Wintertime can be wet and grey in the UK. Most things loose its colour on a rainy day, but not my neighbors’ stairs! When it rains they turn a rich colour maroon with bright red speckles. I love these different shades of reds next to the nearly golden looking stone. So rich, so Autumn Winter, love it. I will keep this in mind for the time I am in need of rich colour inspiration when creating something new. 

I love taking photos both with my phone and my small point and shoot camera when I am out and about. My favorite snaps to take are random photos of groups of colour and texture that catches my eye. These primary research later feed into my work, both paintings,  print and textile design.