A friend of mine saw my "Colours of Sardinia" picture before I gave it to Ennio and Anna. She loved all the bright, clear colours of the Mediteranean island and commented "I wonder what the colours of Widnes would be - just a dirty grey town?" This friend is originally from Widnes which was an industrial town in Lancashire, England, with lots of chimneys belching out black smoke and soot all over everything and everyone. While it is not quite like that today, it certainly doesn't boast the lovely bright colours of Sardinia!! Well, that comment was like red rag to a bull, lol, and I love a challenge!! So I set to work collecting images of industrial Widnes and matching the images with black and grey fabric pieces. As a contrast to all this black and grey, I found a photo in a magazine of a brass plaque which says:
On Widnes Station
Wrote the Song
So the only other colours on this picture will be dull gold albeit brass. I have ordered some brass cog-wheels from someone on Ebay so it will be a bit "Steampunk" as well. Here is my blank canvas.....