Layer upon layer is being added to build up this collage, and yet the main theme is still to come.
Waterlilies and Hydrangea aspera flowers for the commission. I have amassed most of the flowers now and shall turn my attention to the landscape and pond.
On my recent visit to San Juan Island in Washington State I filmed this VIDEO about Melissa Calohan's extraordinary miniature sculptures in glass and metal.
The last Agapanthus flowers of the season are models for flower-heads in this commission. I only hope they last long enough for me to create all the collage flowers needed for the piece.
The first White Wisteria flowers for a commission for which I did the design work early in the summer. These racemes of flowers are very complex ,but I am loving the variations on the theme of white.
Looking up to the roof of the studio I think this combination of the rose 'Ena Harkness' with honeysuckle would be perfect for a hummingbird collage. I shall add it to my 'to do' list.
Anna Hummingbirds in the making. Having painted dye-work for two birds, I have heat transferred these to satin, then cut them up and am re-assembling them with varying tonal shifts within each bird. Now for the detail.
The obvious work to keep me busy while at the Salthouse was finely detailed dye-work, including these Anna Hummingbirds. Although I have successfully used this approach when creating butterflies, this is the first time with birds and I shall have to wait until I return to the studio next week to see how well it works.
Families come to St Ives in August and it was wonderful to have the Salthouse Gallery full of mothers and children enjoying the cultural side of the town as well as the glorious beaches.
'Porthmeor Wave' is finished . This collage together with so many more are heading for The Salthouse Gallery in St Ives for my exhibition. I should be open to welcome everyone by mid-day tomorrow. For those who cannot come, more details of the wave at http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/porthmeor-wave