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.
The bones of the apple tree are growing above this Cornish Lane.
Apple blossom on lichened branches for my new collage of a wild apple tree growing beside a Cornish lane.
The Bluebells and Seapinks are opening on the cliffs of Cornwall. A gorgeous carpet of bloom on the ocean's edge. For more details of this collage http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/bluebells-and-seapinks-treryn-...
'Magnolia with Chaffinches and Long-tailed Tits' is finished. All the garden is full of blossom and song-birds singing, so this seems this seems the perfect moment for such a piece. For more details http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/magnolia-chaffinches-and-long-...
Inspired by the family of Long-tailed tits that visited my magnolia 'Merrill', here they are in collage.
One of the loveliest sights in Cornwall is the shallow sea spreading turquoise water over the shell sands of Porthcurno. In early summer the cliffs above are full of flower with foxloves and Oxeye daisies. This is the subject of my latest textile collage http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/foxgloves-and-oxeye-daisies-po...