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dyed silk on the line

dyed silk on the line

The collages I am planning all focus on granite. My line has been full of dyed silk on its journey towards rock.

Carn Galver 12-01-18

Carn Galver acrylic ink on paper Amanda Richardson Artist

Returning to the coast of Cornwall as a subject for my textile collages, I have decided to work from a series of paintings I made out in the landscape. I love working outside but of course this does not work for collage, however it is perfect for these acrylic ink paintings on paper. This is Carn Galver, a high point in the far west of Cornwall; a magnificent pile of granite covered in heather and gorse that flower in high summer.

mountain stream 5-12-17

mountain stream textile collage

A boulder strewn stream leading down from the mountains is to be the setting for meconopsis and rhododendrons.

mountains 1-12-17

mountains in disperse dyes

Moody mountains were the backdrop to all our travels in the Eastern Himalayas this summer. This challenging dye-work reflects the experience. You can see the mirror image on the paper on which I painted the dyes before heat transferring them to polyester satin.

Rhododendrons and Meconopsis 27-11-17

Rhododendrons and Meconopsis textile collage

Mauve dwarf rhododendrons will accompany the meconopsis in my new collage. I came to think of them as the Himalayan equivalent of our heather, carpeting whole mountainsides.


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