And this what happened…..
after those more exploratory photos, after deciding just to use line and layer and layer. I want the complexity of the plants growing in and through each other, the idea that it changes, it is emphemeral, and makes its own rules…. then there is the sheen on the velvet – as you can see at times the stitching just disappears. Usually when I am trying to sew it!
At the next stage – some how the pink helps a little- it is the hottest, boldest pink I have over the top of flame red! The background isn‘t really this dark, more of a golden greeny darkish sort of colour – but mostly all you notice is the velvet’s plush surface quality.
All this is how it is now. It is in a plain frame testing whether it looks finished – I think it might be. The temptation is to add more, and more, and then some fabric bits, some texture, but I am still trying to keep it pared down in the lumpy bumpy department. Still not sure it looks like mine, some of the shapes…. ? and that emerald green… far too close to veridian…more adventurous with detail or less?… variety of scale? I guess more to do.
And don’t forget the York Textile Artists’ exhibition in Knaresborough – on until 19th July and totally amazing. See our social media or sign up for the group’s newsletter for the preview’s photos. I also heard this morning that I have been selected for the Great North Art Show so see you in Ripon!