We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Wave inspired by Hokusai

I have finally decided on my theme for the next year. I hope I can make it work. I will be working with water, in all it's many forms.

This first piece is inspired by the Japanese woodcut print of the wave. I used Procion H dyes to paint the cotton cloth. This is something new I have learnt this year, and I find it exciting to be able to directly apply the colour, instead of having to appleque or embroider it on.
Here is the piece before embroidery.

I then accented it with emboroidery and quilting. It took longer than planned, but I think I am happy with the results. I do need to learn new ways of finishing the piece.

Detail of the finished piece.
Now on the the next one.


  1. Very nice Trish and great job with the colours!

  2. Trish - you are getting better and better - this is fabulous and so different. It just looks so bright and real!

  3. It is stunning, and look forward to watching your theme 'water' develop.

  4. Wonderful painting, Trish the colours are fabulous. There is enormous movement and force in the waves.