Vik in the South of Iceland is famous for its black basalt cliffs and sea stacks, even featuring in the later episodes of Game of Thrones. Though predominately known for being a ‘black’ beach there were literally hundreds of tones and textures ranging from purple, through grey to solid black. Here I have taken a sample of the fractured rocks and added a solid tone inspired by the Scandinavian design I encountered whilst visiting.
My favourite area in Iceland was the North East. A living volcanic landscape full of sulphur steam and fantastic colours. Námafjall is a mountain near Mývatn. At the base of the mountain is a hot-spring area with a collection of steam fumaroles and bubbling mud pots. Solfatares or furnaroles are openings in the earth's crust through which steam and sulphurous vapours rise up. The ground is a mix of crystals and salts .