I used gesso to cover again then I pasted on a layer of tissue paper onto which I had traced the shape of the bush clover using black oil pastel crayon. I painted all over with blue Quink writing ink. In some places you could still see the red ink.
I then tried to bleach out just the bush clover shapes, but as I was working into wet ink – I don’t think the bleach has the same effect once the ink is dry – it proved to be very difficult. A friend on the Yahoo City & Guilds group has suggested using a bleach pen or bleach gel, neither of which I have heard of, so I am going to look into this.
Thats all for this time!
These are another couple of purchases I made at Ally Pally. Two CD’s from Gwen Hedley. I think one was about £6 and the other about £8 but to be honest I can’t really remember.
‘Surface and Structure’ is 124 printable images from the shoreline plus a tutorial on how to use the images. They cover Painted Metals, Just Rust, Paper & Fibre, Wood, Stone & Wall and Structures. Very good source material. You are allowed to print them out but obviously for your own use.
‘Elements of Change’ has 68 printable images. The CD includes Gwen Hedley’s Personal Statement, Images from her Shoreline, Beach Shelves and Relic Series with lots of close ups, source information and sketchbook work. Then finally, ‘The Collaborative Experiment’ where three embroiderers; Gwen Hedley, Janet Edmonds and Pat Clayton each started a piece of work with no finished result in mind, then passed it on to the next person who put their own touch to it. At the end the pieces were returned to their original maker who then worked on them again “to bring the sprit of the piece back into ownership”. Very interesting pieces.
I already have books by Janet Edmonds and Gwen Hedley, both of which I can recommend, so was familiar with their work but is was really good to see their more recent pieces from start to finish.
On the next posting I'll show the last of the work done to the 3D model - promise - but I did get very excited over some of the results. Some of the photos really do not show up too well and added to that, I am no David Bailey. I know there are a couple on this post - 11th and 12th ones down - which look very unpleasant at first glance, but I thought I would put them in anyway!!