Guess what? ….. it rained today! Got completely washed out gardening this morning – and was not very settled in the studio this afternoon.
However I have made a start on a new piece – and got a working title for it – currently “Beyond the Stars”
It is based on a section of Sacred Mysteries – the sailing boat section.
The background is a rough sunset/water painted onto vylene – I always rough out the background colours – even though they wont show in the finished piece as it gives me a starting point for the fabric, papers and stitching – and it is far easier to make a first stitch into colour than untouched white – rather like its hard (sometimes) to draw on the first page of a new sketchbook – I always start a couple of pages into the book.
Starting the layers
For the sea I wanted words in the background. I have transferred a letter onto tissue paper which I have ripped up and placed on the background.
Building up the fabric layers
I am now starting to build up the fabric layers of the sea – that’s all I had time for today – but when I next get time in the studio – hopefully tomorrow – I will continue to build up the fabric layers in the sky. At this point they are only pinned down – Giving scope for tweaking when all the fabrics are in place, prior to stitching