Friday, 27 May 2011

The Big Hat



The old lace I got from a friend was too good to resist. As soon as I had it in the house I started playing with it. It is just beautiful. I try to evoke nostalgia and beauty in my fabric paintings. A hint of cultural things past. A timeless beauty that can easily delight in the 21st century. Feminine but not too pink, female but without the cleavage. It is a technical challenge to paint lace and silk but the technical aspect is always inferior to the vision I want to portray.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Big Hat


A friend’s mum has lent me some gorgeous ancient lace to paint. 
Work in Progress, currently on the easel:

oil on linen, 40x50cm

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