Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Testing the Space at the Porthleven Lifeboat house

I have been busy working away at homw over the past few weeks experimenting and creating some textile pieces for the Storm exhibition.  I thought I would take advantage of our meeting this weekend at the lifeboat house to get a sense of size and scale of my work. I am really pleased with the outcome! .....time to get back to work rhen :)

Sunset at Porthleven

Gorgeous deep colours of the sunset off the coast at Porthleven.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

Storm waves at Porthleven and Pinterest board

This is one of the many photos I have taken over the years of the storm waves at Porthleven but I particularly love this image as you can really see the extent of the spray in the foreground from the crashing wave. I also love all the silvery tones, no sign of any blue or green which are traditionally very sea like colours!

For more images of storms that inspire this project check out my pinterest board

Silk dyed piece "Breaking wave"

Splattering fabric

This is great fun, splattering fabric with wax to create a resist which needs to be left to dry before dyeing the piece. This process can be repeated and layered up yo create something very exciting!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Initial storm project samples

Here are some initial painted silk experiments where I use water as an integral part of the process. It is a fluid and spontaneous process in which the colours are encouraged to move and blend into one another on the surface of the silk.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Porthleven Storms


Exciting new project...... "Cornish Storms"

I am so excited to be taking part in a local exhibition in mid December here in Porthleven at the Lifeboat House Gallery. This exhibition is with a collective of artists from all over Cornwall who have been brought together by Mid-Summer-Nights.

This is a brilliant opportunity for me to work to a set brief and really get creative again. For far too long I have felt like I am so busy thinking about product and business that I have lost my creative side, or at least it has been repressed lately!

I am focusing on storms around Porthleven. They are wild and the waves often come up over the pier and across the road.

My statement of intent is:

To capture the power of a storm and its huge crashing waves; the motion, movement and energy in the creation of a piece of textile art.