I found it really difficult to take photographs for a still life without foreshortening, so I decided to keep it really simple, so that you could see the mushrooms clearly.'
I love those sheep on top of rocks that might be as woolly as they are, and the graphic quality of the row of mushrooms. Thank you Sally L. for these, which should provide plenty of inspiration...
For the second, 'I started with metallic paints and ended up with wax crayon, this gave a gritty feeling, very textured, the scrubbed up foil got a bit muddy so I thought I better leave the rest before it all looked over worked.' I think the choice of paper has worked really well with the crayon to give this picture texture.
'The first one is acrylic on paper, of a view along Park Lane, looking towards Cranley Hall. Not finished, but I’m not sure whether it’s worth continuing........
'The second piece: I went to a day’s textile workshop to make a silk bowl, from silk fibres sandwiched between dissolvable film and machine stitched. The film has been washed out this morning and the bowl moulded over a ceramic bowl. Currently drying out, with the bowl balanced on a beer glass, in another bowl to catch the drips! I’m hoping the stitching will hold it together.' Intriguing!
Lastly, my own attempt at one of Avril's landscapes. I was given some inks, with which I have no experience, but it was fun seeing some of what they could do. (Sorry, rather a blurry photo...)
Another fine Zoom meeting again this morning, but it would be very good indeed to see some more of you next week!