Lots happening in my studio, the next work to show you is this acrylic and collage on board – Untitled (blue line) 30 x 30 cm
Orange and yellow untitled – Acrylic on board – 22 cm x 26 cm
This is the largest painting I have done so far, and it took me a while 🙂
Acrylic and collage on canvas, 1m sq. (39 inches sq.)
Another acrylic on board, happy with this! 🙂
I have been relaxing into doing some new paintings recently, being lead by my own inspirations, applying paint to the canvas and seeing what happens next.
This painting is not finished so I’ll just show you sections 🙂 As you can see there is collage and drawing involved as well. Those of you who were following my still life progress, don’t worry, it is still on the easel! 🙂
It was officially the first day of spring on 1st of march. Ideal if you want to cheer someone up with a ‘Happy Spring’ card, printed with my newly carved block! Now available in my Online shop!
I’ve had a commission for a textile piece and I’m using this opportunity to experiment for natural dyeing as my client is eager to have the piece as natural as possible. First the fabric has to be made ready to receive the dye (I’m using strips of vintage bed sheet); with turmeric it is prepared with a salt water solution. The recipe I used was 4 cups of water and 1/4 cup salt. I made the relevant quantity for the amount of fabric I wanted to dye. Simmer in the solution for 1 hour. I think the dye bath is very different and you cannot really specify quantities of water to turmeric. I added 2 large tablespoons to my preserving pan which was 2/3rds full and simmered the pan for 10 minutes. I then took it from the heat and added more boiling water so there was enough to cover my fabric. The length of time you leave it in the dye is up to you, just take the fabric out when you are happy with the colour.