I have just come home from a holiday in lovely, hot, culturally rich Italy. I took many many photographs but here a re a few with a bit of a textile theme going on.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
I have been making these to sell in my studio at an Open Studios event we are having at The Hearth on the weekend of August 25th and 26th. It is a floral based weekend with a Flower Festival in Horsley Village Church and guest artists in the Hall all with work to do with flowers, including Louise Bradley whose work I have bought myself over the years.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The rainy weather has kept me indoors and away from gardening so I have been spending a lot of time drawing and preparing teaching examples for the summer school I will be teaching in a few weeks time in association with Horsley Printmakers.
The Bloom and Grow summer school takes place Thursday to Sunday | August 9, 10, 11, 12th.
Gardens, allotments, foliage and flowers are the inspiration for this four day mixed media course which celebrates the British love affair with their gardens. We will start with simple line drawings of flowers and vegetables in pencil and pen and ink, moving on to colour using inks, pastels, resists and a variety of mark making. You will learn to abstract the essence of the natural forms turning them into mixed media compositions which include collage. We will have a printmaking day using rollers, stencils and brushes to apply colour to metal plates to make richly coloured monotypes which can also be collaged and drawn into. If you are a textile artist you may also like to print your monotypes on to fabric for embellishment at a later stage. If the weather is clement we hope to visit a very pretty local allotment where you can take photographs and draw if you choose to.
If you are interested in booking on the course please book through the Horsley Printmakers website.