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{Everyday Inspiration} Color…

Really, more trains you ask? Why yes, as a matter of fact, I do have a few more pictures of trains to share. While I certainly have a fondness of b&w photos, I am a colorist at heart and love bright punches of color as well. I see inspiration in everything and I particularly take note of colors and textures around me. Being a designer and a mom of a little boy means those inspirations may more often than not, come from something that has wheels and is in the lines of transportation. During our adventure to the train museum, I was struck by many notable colors, textures and shapes. My favorite was  the beautiful lighting in the old train that we rode. The b&w photos I posted on Saturday really showcased the beautiful shadows, but the light created a wonderful mood and color palette. I loved the flags that lined the train’s ceiling and flickered shots of color from the sun streaming in the windows. I suppose the rosy cheeks and blue eyes that I was gazing at during our ride may have captured most of my admiration though. 

What gorgeous colors I saw on the outside those old trains. The chipped paint, rusty metal, shadows, and juxtaposing colors sparked my interest. Here is a collage of a few details that I particularly liked and photographed for my sketchbook. I thought Sayer would enjoy looking at them too. 

This saffron yellow house behind the black steam engine with red trim, was stunning to me. The inside of the train was gorgeous as well – painted with a vintage green paint and had black and red accents. It just happened to be one of Sayer’s favorites. While I think he liked the colors, he was more interested in the buttons, knobs, and levers to fiddle with. I think we all left our train adventure on Friday with a feeling of awe and inspiration. 
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