i went with my dad on Saturday after our trip on the boat to the Shetland Museum (handily in the same harbour as aforementioned boat) to hear a talk and see a tour of some of the Museums oil paintings that they have in their collection, It is part of a nationwide programme by the BBC to photograph and make available online all the paintings in archives around the UK, You can read more about it here . Now, i am not a painter.. any of the poor people that had to try and teach me at college know that but i do love paintings and some of them in the Shetland collection were really nice. Ive gathered a few of my favourites which i find really inspiring. Even though i do knitting..Not enough of it at the moment.. but i do, its funny how i can see so many of the aspects or feelings in the paintings that go into my ideas.
the overwhelming colour in these pictures i like the most is blue.. i really struggle to use blues together successfully in my knitting. I think its probably because i focus more on the land side of things in my cushions, however looking at the paintings makes me want to try and use it a bit more.