Gallery of past work

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tidying Up

Today's work was very positive - lots done in the company of like minds.

I spent the day tidying up the back ground work from my geology piece - sorting and then sticking inspiration work, stitch samples and drawings into my sketchbook. It was a very therapeutic putting to bed of ideas, readying myself to explore from a different angle. I know I will come back and finish the other geology pieces, companions to the one exhibited in Malmesbury, but I feel I need a breather from it all now and to think about what I've done and develop new ideas. 

Into my sketchbook I put a pencil and crayon drawing of the fissures in a cliff in Devon - inspiration for stitch.....
Fissures in slate cliff, Morthoe, North Devon
..... a machine stitch sample of rock layers on painted silk ....
Stitch sample
...and a colour experiment in watercolour with wax resist, enhanced in Adobe Photoshop before printing ....
Koh-i-nor paints and wax resist
colour experiment cut into strips and some inverted
There is more of this sorting and cleansing to do before I start the new work, but I can feel the ideas beginning to free themselves.


  1. Delighted to welcome you and thank you very much for your comment. I will take a look at your blogs later in the day...
    And a Happy Easter to you too!

  2. Thanks for calling by my blog....glad to "meet" you. :-) I have found YOURS too!

    x Chris

    1. Great! In fact, I so enjoyed your lively blog that I've just joined as a follower.
      I will no doubt be in contact again soon.....

  3. hello Charlton..must be lovely living in Devon especially when this snow clears!!! I like your sketches and fibre art..havent done textiles for awhile now as in manic painting mode..thanks for your lovely comment on my painting

    1. Hi Lorraine - It's all great fun and a wonderful challenge - this textiles and art thing - but really good to see what other artists are up to as well.


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