Sunday, 12 August 2012

Inspiration....

A sketch I did at the exhbition in Bath
A while ago I went to the Bath Fashion Museum to see the 'Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen' exhibition, which features the royal costumes made for films and theatre. It was fabulous to admire the sheer craftmanship, the bling and richness of it all and I came back inspired to paint more fabrics. 





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On the internet a learned a bit about the amazing Elizabethan painter  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Bruges, c. 1561/62 – 19 January 1636)


He gives an amazing lesson in how to paint fabrics.










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These are some pages from a 'Ladies Magazine' from 1863, something my late grandmother left me. It is so lovely, nearly falling apart though, and full of sewing patterns and coloured images of the latest fashion from Paris.




I hope to paint more lace and fabrics soon, so stay tuned.




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