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.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Under the surface 2

Used a photograph of pebbles in a riverbed in sunlight for this piece - the stones looked very much like quartz pebbles and I have tried to capture their texture in this piece. Similar techniques to first piece -the background of white Pima cotton was dyed and overdyed then discharged and dye painted ( with unthickened dye) over the top. Used some wax aquarelle sticks as well to try to get the texture correct then stitched the quilting lines on after. Whilst I am happy that I have created more a feeling of depth in the piece - I have lost some of the luminous feel of the first piece. I will keep trying! but I am off to Veldhoven this evening so this piece must get posted before the end of the month.


  1. Once again Jean - incredible how you have got the effects... Have a good time in Veldhoven - all who are going.

  2. You have made a great effect I love it