Tuesday, December 20, 2011

fidelity honesty kindness love - stage 1

 a new piece i started in the murk midnight - at the moment i am gripped by post project sore throat virus and insomnia, which is crap for being happy and work-eager in the morning but quite good for uninterrupted studio time (glass half-full, glass half-full)

the title of this piece came from a conversation kind dog and i had a few months ago about what were the essentials for a relationship - it came down to these
the words are embroidered on silk organza; then there is a layer of linen napkin with the rather nasty mould green edging torn off; a slice of op shop linen doily of some kind and a slice of cotton napkin. pinned to a large piece of artist's linen.
once the stitching is done, it will get a light gesso-ing with either a brayer or a dry brush (i'll see how the spirit moves me at the time), and then it will be stretched. at the moment i'm thinking of keeping it white and textured but again the Muse may have different ideas and tell me peremptorily what is required.
we'll see...

and another jealousy piece is brewing - this one with added hydras.....

1 comment:

karen said...

I absolutely love this....so simple in its form yet so contemporary...