Woodgrain with lichens: Woodgrain pattern and texture enhanced by the delicate colours of encrusting lichens on a fence post exposed to salty sea breezes at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, U.K. on the Jurassic Coast (1)

Whether it’s on cut timber, wooden posts, fences, or driftwood that has washed ashore, I always look at the patterns, colours and textures in the exposed woodgrain. These natural designs, showing growth rings and other internal tree structures, are often accentuated by etching and weathering of the elements; and enhanced by the colonisation and colouration of different types of  lichens. I particularly like the combination of woodgrain textures with the subtle and delicate grey-green hues of the encrusting lichens on the fence posts illustrated here.

Pattern and texture in woodgrain: Woodgrain pattern and texture enhanced by the delicate colours of encrusting lichens on a fence post exposed to salty sea breezes at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, U.K. on the Jurassic Coast (2)

Botanical abstract pattern: Woodgrain pattern and texture enhanced by the delicate colours of encrusting lichens on a fence post exposed to salty sea breezes at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, U.K. on the Jurassic Coast (3)

Natural abstract patterns: Woodgrain pattern and texture enhanced by the delicate colours of encrusting lichens on a fence post exposed to salty sea breezes at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, U.K. on the Jurassic Coast (4)

Lichens on woodgrain: Woodgrain pattern and texture enhanced by the delicate colours of encrusting lichens on a fence post exposed to salty sea breezes at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, U.K. on the Jurassic Coast (5)

Woodgrain with lichens: Woodgrain pattern and texture enhanced by the delicate colours of encrusting lichens on a fence post exposed to salty sea breezes at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, U.K. on the Jurassic Coast (6)

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