Of particular interest here is the background. I have dyed a velvet that started as navy blue but has really come to life with more colours added. They show up surprisingly well.
Lace-cap Hydrangeas with the satin and velvet I have dyed for my new collage.
Scarlet Gladiolus nanus in life and art.
The ephemeral poppy Dawn Chorus is another flower I have brought into the studio to use in my art before it fades.
Here are the flower-heads of Ammi majus.
Another white flower brought into the studio to work from before it fades away in our hot sunny summer.
Finding this Spider Chrysanthemum irresistible, I have brought it into the studio and begun the cool white flowers. I seem to be moving into a white flower phase.
Just off to St Ives to hang the new exhibition at The Salthouse Gallery. I shall be open and ready to welcome visitors from noon on Saturday.
My latest textile collage 'Foxgloves and Honeysuckle Porthcurno' is hanging on the wall of the studio and will go with me to the Salthouse Gallery St Ives for my exhibition opening on Saturday. More details about the collage http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/foxgloves-and-honeysuckle-port...
An update on the Foxglove series. These are growing on the cliffs above Porthcurno, with that extraordinary turquoise sea below and a golden hue to the granite cliffs.