Tag Archives: silk painting

St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk V – Working from ‘David with harp’

Here is another of my Edlyn series. Working with the same design, but this time choosing colours from another panel. I rather liked the melancholy of the ‘David with harp’ panel and I thought the blues, the very pale grey, and … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Silk, Visual Culture as Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk IV – finishing the first Edlyn

When I last posted about my Edlyn series I had just begun painting the first Edlyn scarf. With continual reference to my photograph of the Isaiah panel of the rood screen, I began selecting my colour combinations and mixing up … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Suffolk, Visual Culture as Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk III

Four years ago during the autumn of 2014 I blogged a sequence of posts relating how I was inspired by the Ranworth rood screen to create some silk scarves. Now is that time of year when I turn to looking … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Suffolk, Visual Culture as Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Sunflowers

There is something perennially charming about a jug of fading sunflowers. You can see why Vincent Van Gogh was so taken with them. Famously, he painted sunflowers many times including the seven ‘Sunflowers’ canvasses which were ‘nothing but sunflowers’.Of the … Continue reading

Posted in Flowers, Visual Culture as Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Layering – Part III – Darker Backgrounds

In the third and final part of my series about painting layers on silk I have turned my attention to the challenges of starting with darker backgrounds. This is a design that I have painted in more than one colourway. … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Silk | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Layering – Part II

In a recent post I uploaded photographs of the layering process. I used green dyes for the new top layer on a square silk twill scarf. Here, is another combination of colours on the same original coloured background, but this time on … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Silk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Layering – Part I

It is time for changing two or three older pieces of work that haven’t sold. I am happy to say that overpainting previously painted and steamed silk can give some very pleasing results. Here a (boring) pale cream, lilac and … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Silk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hand-painted, really?

This is not what I was going to blog about today, but I need to have a little, or not so little moan. This is how my morning started. Firstly, I received an email from a company asking me if … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Silk | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Back from Narnia?

It has been awkward finding appealing interior spaces and decent natural lighting for a scarf photoshoot this past winter and the following grey, grey spring, but, eventually, I have some new photographs for my online shop. It always takes longer … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Silk | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Spring sunlight, apple blossom and photographing my work

Fresh spring weather and I have been making the most of the late afternoon sunlight. Re-photographing a few scarves with different styling.And, almost capturing a smile!  

Posted in Scarves, Silk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mother’s Day – 26 March 2017

  As we approach Mother’s Day (here in the UK) I have been lucky once again to be selected by UK Handmade to have a couple of my scarves featured in their Spring Showcase. As you may already know I … Continue reading

Posted in Scarves, Silk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments