A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Rust, Peeling Paint and the Beauty in That!

Above and below, the two pieces I've been working on, and which are now finished. Textile and mixed media, including, dyed, printed, stenciled, painted fabrics, plastic netting, cording, free machine stitching and machine embroidery, and fabric crayon.

Below, a selection of the photographs that I took in Dungeness a couple of years ago. I have abstracted the colours, shapes and textures from the derelict fishing huts to build up the compositions for the two pieces. I particularly like the contrast of the hard, rusty metal winches and rigid plastic bait boxes, with the soft draping  folds of the fishing nets and ropes. The textures and softer colours of the peeling paint from the rotting wood has also informed some of the background shapes and marks.