With this long run of sunny days I have been painting in the garden, capturing the full flowering of high summer.
A satisfying hoard of foxgloves ready for my new collages.
Lots more to come.
Disperse dyes I painted onto paper have been transformed into glowing brilliance by transference onto fabric.
The satisfying sight of a drawer full of bluebells, replenishing the stock I used up this Spring.
The collage I have been working on during Open Studios Cornwall is now finished and on the wall for all to see. More details about it http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/tunnel-green-light but best if you can see it in person.
Work in progress which has proved the perfect way to explain my collage technique to visitors.
Generally, during Open Studios, I work on flowers and leaves; relatively simple things that demonstrate my art while leaving part of my brain free to talk with visitors. This year I have decided to work on a complex new piece for which these velvets have been dyed. A tunnel of green light created by trees overhanging a Cornish Lane. Time will tell if my brain can juggle all of this.
With Cornwall Open Studios 2019 opening on Saturday 25th, I have begun the BIG SORT. The aim is to tidy the studio at least enough for people to see what I do and how. The 'piles of gorgeous stuff' for work in progress is what many people come to see.
You can follow the event at https://www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk/
The blossom is coming out on the wild apple tree.