Friday, 8 October 2010

Tapestry Weaving

I have been quiet on the tapestry front for a while but nevertheless have been busy doing lots of assignments for my Diploma course.  I am doing a large tapestry as my final assignment for this year and it is so... slow.  I thought I would put this image of it in progress. As I am using a rolling warp, part of it has been rolled under.  It is 46cm wide and will be 86cm long excluding the hem.  This image shows about the halfway mark.
Tapestry weaving in progress
This is an abstract based originally on a collage of old paintings of mine. But I have had fun playing with colours and mixed thread in a wide interpretation.   It's easy to see I love colour!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Pastel Painting

I haven't used pastels for years but decided to try a painting of an old Greek man I photographed on the seafront on the Greek island of Leros last June.  The skin colour looks too red here but he was weather beaten anyway.