The past few blogs here in the House of Ugly Fish blog have attempted to showcase glass splashbacks in the House catalogue which have quirky occurrences and fascinating journeys surrounding them.
So far, the thread connecting all of these glass splashbacks together has been the fact that they were created for clients in Scotland, and the piece represented in this third instalment is no different. After Wiston and Biggar, this third splashback took Lisa and Paul to Ayr, where they once again found an excellent photo opportunity as well as a worthy source of inspiration.
In this case, Paul was struck by the serene beauty of a sparsely populated beach on a sunny morning. While there were a few peopl milling about, trying to make the most of what passes for summer in the British Isles, Paul was more drawn to the quiet atmosphere of the emptier parts of the beach, particularly the shallow lagoon formed by the inland penetration of the sea in a particular spot. The trademark contrast between golden sand and blue sea – often lost in British beaches, which are mostly shingle – also caught our resident photographer’s attention, and he put all his skill towards trying to capture them on camera in snapshots such as the one above..
If that was not proof enough of how much Paul and Lisa love the beach, and draw inspiration from it for their glass splashbacks, the piece they delivered to the customer in question seems to have some ‘beachy’ influences of its own, being based around browns and earth-tones and boasting multiple small application which bring to mind the pebbles commonly found along a shoreline. Thus, while the Ayr beach was not the inspiration for this particular piece, it is to be expected that Paul and Lisa will use it as a source of creative flair for future glass splashbacks!