I went to Calvert Cliffs State Park in Maryland this past weekend. It really was beautiful – sunny and unseasonably warm. The beach was very interesting – it had lots of iron ore and clay. The area beneath the cliffs was closed off because of landslides falling onto the beach, but that was just an invitation to explore!
There were so many chunks of smooth clay – it looked as though the cliffs were mostly made from clay – some of it traditional grey colored, some bright orange from the iron, and some dark grey-black, perhaps from petroleum.
I really noticed a lot of the textures out in nature. And I mean textures in the tactile sense, but also visually. That’s something I was thinking about. Textures that you can feel are something I am drawn to, but also visual textures like contrast also draw me in. Like contrasts between black and white, but also colors. Something can be 2-D but have visual texture.
Here are some great textures from my trip to Calvert Cliffs: