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drawing for 'Farm Lane Narlai' 15-12-18

drawing for 'Farm Lane Narlai'

I am often asked how I begin an artwork and this drawing shows the first stage. This is for my new collage of women and cow crossing a ford in rural India.

Chintz skirt 26-11-18

Chintz skirt textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

This is the Chintz skirt of another shopper at the spice stall. I painted the pattern free-hand on paper using Disperse dyes and heat transferred this onto fabric.

sari 24-11-18

sari collage Amanda Richardson Artist

The final decorative element on this sari. Long lines of raised dots. A lot of work, the worth of which can only be judged when the collage is complete.

dye-work for sari 22-11-18

dye-work for sari Amanda Richardson Artist

Dye-work for a particularly decorative sari. This has been slow, methodical work but the woman wearing it will stand in front of the spice stall in Jodhpur, India, the subject of my new collage.

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