Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Finally had some time to work on the collage,using images taken when I was in Suffolk.It's been a difficult one-normally, things just go together somehow, but the format of this one has been different.I generally work on canvas stretchers or paper, but this one was a long thin wooden table top.Going into the studio after a day away from it, I realised that it was a better shape for me if I had a wide piece, rather then a tall thin one and then ,things began to gell.
I'm also working on a felt cloth, which is made from woad dyed wool and silk scarves on the surface,and that is going on in the evenings, because I'm hand stitching in front of the TV.It's growing slowly and will soon have reached the stage where I have to think of the fine details,so no TV accompaniment for that!
HERE IT IS.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Just back from 3 days in Suffolk,where we used to live when we were first married,belatedly celebrating our 4oth wedding anniversary.It's amazing what a change of scene can do for your creativity, because I have already been in the studio and started a collage, using the images I took with the trusty digital.I have an old table top which came from the shed of a neighbour who died recently.It's very tatty and weathered ,which is just what I needed.I've applied layers of re-cycled Morrisons supermarket napkins and some whitish emulsion, ready to begin the real work.Heaven knows what comes next-that's the joy of it all.Maybe pictures of the progress later??