Thursday, March 10, 2011
E is for Embroidery
Most of my artistic background is in Victorian needlework. I still have a few of my embroidery books in the studio although I rarely pick up needle and thread these days. The first design was influenced a needlework initial. I had fun adapting it to gold leaf, magenta swarovski crystals, watercolour and pastel. It is 4" x2" on Pergamenata paper which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite papers to work with.
The second initial is also on Pergamenata paper with McCaffery Brown ink, gold leaf, watercolour and my new favourite Diane Townsend Terrages pastels. I added some hot foil accents to this piece which is 2"x5".