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Latest small work completed (4″x4″) – ‘Storm Brewing on The Rumps, Polzeath. Very pleased I managed to incorporate beach finds – fishing line & dried seaweed. All small pieces will be for sale – £75 framed in oak box frame, £50 unframed. If interested in purchasing an pieces of artwork please message me using the contacts page.
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Well, that was a full on weekend taking part in Easton Arts Trail. During the weekend I had a visit from a lovely lady who lived in Ilfracombe and was on the lookout for potential exhibitors in Ilfracombes arts trail in 2015, sounds exciting and will definitely explore further. Received lots of very positive feedback especially about my most recent textile art pieces. It can feel very scary putting your work out in your own home for others to view, but I am very pleased I did it.
For those of you who didn’t get a chance to come to the arts trail I have posted some pictures for you to view, maybe you can make it next year
Hopefully if you like some of what you see you will come & view the artwork for yourself next year
I have just completed another piece of textile art using a similar theme to the last one (see post: Using Medium Gel to Create Images on Fabric – Part 5 Feb 23rd 2014). The image was created while walking on ‘The Rumps’ Polzeath, Cornwall, it was early evening in August and the moon was rising. While creating this piece I wanted to incorporate pieces of fishing line and wood I had found while strolling on beaches, especially after storms and we have had a few of them this year! I hope by recycling these objects I’m contributing in some way to conservation.
It has taken me a while to complete this piece but I am pleased with the end result. I am hoping to get it mounted and framed in time for the Easton Arts Trail taking place on 14th & 15th June – this weekend! If your in Bristol please pop in and say hello. Both pieces of work will be for sell I am still working out a price.
There are other approaches to creating transfers using medium gel but before we take that journey I want to share with you a finished piece of work incorporating two of the transfers I created. Using my camera I captured the image of a Peregrine in flight & the moon rising over ‘The Rumps’ in Polzeath, Cornwall. I made adjustments to both the images on Photoshop and then used both these images to create transfers on to fabric.
I used a mixture of mediums to create the image but primarily textiles, wool, embroidery thread & acrylic paint.
I’ve had great fun creating this image & I can’t wait to get started on the next. I hope you enjoy looking as much as I have enjoyed creating. Need to mount and frame then it will be for sale, price to follow 😀
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As promised I continue the report of my visit to Polzeath Cornwall and some of the wonderful images I had the good fortune to capture. I ventured out on to Pentire Point & The Rumps on several occasions & enjoyed some magnificent views & wonderful sightings of wildlife in action. The scenery was so inspirational & a strong influencing force to create art.
I especially enjoyed sitting out on The Rumps sketching, below is a photograph of The Mouls with a couple of sketches I produce with oil pastels
Pentire farm & Point gave lots of opportunities to think about future artwork. I could have stayed in this part of Cornwall for longer just creating imagery.
I also had lots of fun taking pictures of waves, four of which you can see below. Because we had a full moon the tides were very high. I nearly got caught out at Lundy Bay, should have checked the tide times!
While out walking I was constantly seeing Kestrels either perched observing their surroundings, hovering or in flight. Below are a couple of images I managed to capture on camera. Not the best quality but made me happy just to have caught them.
My favorite moments were either sketching or a new one for me, painting plein air. Below is a photo of me painting Doyden Point, when I take some descent photographs of the painting I will post them on my website, I have put some images I took in situ on my facebook page.