First Night Design | Pier into the Depths

Pier into the Depths © Sarah Vernon
Pier into the Depths © Sarah Vernon [Buy at Crated]

I’m putting my cards on the table to tell you I’m in love with my latest piece, a burnt-out pier! I keep looking at it in Photoshop and giving a contented sigh or two! And this I say coming straight from a conversation with Vanessa Couchman about the difficulty of promoting your own work after an upbringing which taught us never to put ourselves forward or show off — if anything, we were directed to show off the work of others. “I don’t think it gets any more comfortable but one becomes more proficient at it,” said Vanessa. She’s right. It’s something we have to do on social media if we are to get any attention. That said, I’m not feeling remotely uncomfortable telling you of my love on this occasion; I wonder why.

I began with this photograph by Victoria Alexander at Unsplash (loving this site of free, high-resolution photographs, if you hadn’t already guessed). Victoria Alexander
Victoria Alexander

I used one texture — 2LO Distressed 11 from Denise Love at 2 Lil’ Owls, bought via Design Cuts – and another from Lenabem-Anna J. on Flickr.

2LO Distressed 11blog
2LO Distressed 11
Lenabem-Anna Jblog

There followed a great deal of blending and stretching and tweaking before it was done.

Pier into the Depths Greeting Card Pier into the Depths Greeting Card

I hope you like it too. If you do, as Olga Núñez Miret says at the foot of her posts, you know what to do — like, comment and share!

Available at the following galleries:
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!


43 thoughts on “First Night Design | Pier into the Depths

  1. That looks very like the ‘West Pier’ here in Brighton and Hove, which caught fire many years ago. Some parts of it are still standing, but mother nature has claimed most of it now.

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            1. You’re welcome Sarah. I’ve been there myself in not being able to find out information and know how frustrating it can be. I’m pretty sure though that it is the West Pier in Brighton.

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  2. Thanks for the mention, Sarah. I was told one should include a call to action in your posts, so there you are. I agreed, I also think it’s Brighton Pier (I studied at Sussex and even lived in the seafront for a year). I haven’t been there for a few years, but unfortunately not much left of it now. It is gorgeous. I’ll check the site too.

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