Thursday, 28 March 2013

The Beautiful Thames Estuary

This week has been a challenging one in one way or another so I have tackled it by painting through whatever the distraction. I did not want to mention the weather but it has been truly disgusting so I seem to have  been taking myself back to memories of cool still mornings  where the sea is barely moving.The tide creeping over the cockle beds and the sky and sea join in a beautiful warm grey. These mornings are my very favourite they are full of promise. I can smell the sea and hear the distant calls of the sea birds and in the midst of this cold dank prolonged winter we are having I am grateful to be able to re visit this memory with such clarity.
'A day in September'


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Is there anybody out there!!!

Screen print on Khadi paper

In the last few months I have been going to a screen printing class every Wednesday morning in the local adult education centre. At first my mind was running away with me and I was totally confused by the numerous process's available although combining them seemed the way to go.
I am now at last able to understand it and it has opened a whole new world to me.
'Chrysanth' detail
I absolutely love it and my mind is exploring so many possibilities. I have for many years been interested in the cross over many artistes in the past have had between their main body of work and fabric design. Henry Moore for example has designed some beautiful fabric so too have Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth it was in the  1940's that they were commissioned by various fashion houses.
This cross over seems to make sense to me and I am on the look out for someone to help me carry this concept forward with my own work.......Is Anybody Out There???

Screen print on canvas