Hi there! and Welcome to our Photographic Monthly Meet-Up, held on the first Tuesday of each month. The prompt for this month is FLAKE.

A favourite terracotta vessel I painted a few years ago garden pots is flaking nicely


The next 4 photos were taken of flaking paint on beach huts at Church Ope Cove on Portland

flaked paint on beach hut

beach hut

I would love to be able to do a colour analysis of this photos – to me they would all make wonderful colour palettes for a crochet blanket, or a knitted Fairisle jumper.

If you know of a free website or app that would pick out the colours for me I’d love to have the link.black, tan, white, blue

colour combo, flaky paint

The next two photos were taken on the island of La Gomera in January 2008

soft greens

Nearly good enough as a piece of art to hang on the wall:

colour combo soft green, grey, tan

Last week I went for a visit to Tyneham and Worbarrow with my daughter and her children – one of our favourite destinations for a summer’s day.

The children are fascinated by the ruined buildings and the old school room

school room

The door to the School and its window fit the theme

Then on to the barn where there is an old theatre, with flaking scenery paint on the barn wall




Click on any picture to see it in more detail.

I have gone for flaking paint but I’m looking forward to seeing where the prompt has taken you.

All entries are welcome, both archive and current, just leave a link in the comments below any time up until next month’s prompt kicks in.


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29 responses to “Flake

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  2. Such pretty colours! Here is my interpretation: https://gillyflowerfaire.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/flake/

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  3. Murtagh's Meadow

    My contribution as promised, and I may have posted before and perhaps not quite as flaky as yours – https://murtaghsmeadow.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/flake/

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  5. I wonder if Pantone would help you find the colors? https://www.pantone.com/color-finder

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  6. Your flake pictures are marvelous! What a great outing with the grands. 😍

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  7. I love flaking paint – there’s something that speaks of the beauty of aging and many experiences seen through exposed layers of paint. In the 90’s I spent ages and many dollars trying to emulate the flaked layers look 🙂

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  8. Flaking paint is so photogenic I found so many examples on our Portuguese holiday! It is so good that the public can visit Tyneham and learn the story of the village. It is amazing how much more has been included since we first visited ther in the 80’s. Sarah x

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    • I’m sure I have loads of (pre-digital) photos of flaking paint in foreign parts tucked away somewhere – irresistible! There is masses to see at Tyneham, and lots of information boards. It is open for the whole of August. The story never fails to touch me. The walk to the beach is lovely too.


  9. Murtagh's Meadow

    I thought this would be a hard challenge for me, but seeing one of your photos has reminded me of one of my own. I will see if i can find it. Lovely collection of flaky photos!

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  10. Great photos, love the colours especially on the beach huts. More flakes here; https://thecraftycreek.com/2018/08/07/august-photo-challenge/

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  11. This is such a cool post. Wonderful. 😀

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  13. Laurie Graves

    It’s really odd how sometimes flaking paint can look arty and lovely and how other times it can look derelict and shabby. Your pictures belong in the first category. The peeling paint on our house is in the second category.

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