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.


  1. Oh my!! First that is the most stunning painting!! Second what an awesome job with the video. Seeing just hints of your studio was great and your space looks as lovely as your work. You are amazing. Blogger ate my domain name so I had to get a new web address. Just thought I'd let you know.

  2. Hi Carrie, gollygosh, such nice words!! thanks so much. I found your new blog and am following....

  3. Great video Sophie! Love the painting too. I was watching 'Coco Before Chanel' today and this really reminds me of the hats Coco made to start her career, minus the lace. Classic and eternally stylish. Great!

  4. Hi Caroline
    Yes, that is a good association. 'Coco Before Chanel' is a great film and has wonderful nostalgic atmosphere. Hm..maybe I should look up some more Chanel...might give me some ideas......Thanks for stopping by!


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