Ferns are unfurling all around me, including in the studio.
The courtyard outside my studio is full of flowers, to welcome visitors who come to see the exuberance of art within. Francesca Stella and I will be taking part in Open Studios Cornwall from 28th May to 5th of June and hope all who can, will come and visit and enjoy both art and garden. Details of when and where at http://www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk/art…/amanda-richardson/
The great thing about working directly from a plant is the ability to turn it around to see different aspects of leaf and flower. In this case my two Lady's Slipper Orchid flowers are models for many more.
Perfect Video for a sunny day. Enjoy.
Seeking a sense of drama, some of the poppies for the World War 1 exhibition piece are big.
A very short video of life and art in Suzhou, China
Josie Purcell came today to film for the 14-18 Now, World War One Centenary Exhibition. The film will be running in the house at Trelissick for visitors coming to see the exhibition. If it goes online I shall post a link. Eight makers are to be included and I shall be fascinated to see the work of the others.
Haunted by memories of Swallowtail butterflies playing along the ridgelines of The Altai Mountains, I am working on more butterflies to go flying.
Dyeing fabric to capture the patterns in shallow water is particularly challenging and fascinating. The Mediterranean waters of Plakias Bay were a wonderful backdrop for the flowers above.