The collages I am planning all focus on granite. My line has been full of dyed silk on its journey towards rock.
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.
Beginning the new working year, I am returning to the yellow meconopsis, placing them in their Himalayan landscape.
Meconopsis integrifolia are the subject of my new Himalayan collage. Luscious, luminous flowers that seem to hold sunlight.
'Boulders with Meconopsis and Rhododendrons' My first Himalayan collage is a piece full of atmosphere, which reflects my experience in the mountains this July. Of all the plants, my heart was stolen by the Meconopsis. These lovely creatures are Meconopsis lancifolia. More details at http://www.amandarichardsonartist.com/content/boulders-meconopsis-and-rh...
With winter beginning to bite I keep warm in the studio with hat, coat, finger-less mittens and snow boots.
The mossy boulders are now populated with Meconopsis and Rhododendrons and you can see how the whole composition is coming together.
A boulder strewn stream leading down from the mountains is to be the setting for meconopsis and rhododendrons.
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.
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.