Painting. Sewing AND bird impressions...is there no beginning to this gal's talents?
Here she is!
As I quite often used to have levelled at me at school, I have indeed gone "Mental.Mental.Chicken Oriental"
It might be a bit too jazzy for some, but I have to say I had a real ball doing this one! I guess it's because I've had it on the back burner for so long, plus having to be quite restrained what with the pet portraits and so forth
I've kept the painting free stylee to keep the colours fresh and bright, sketchy pencil marks are also visible cos I like that! Colours are shades of ochres, orangey/browns and lavenders with pinky red detailing.
Henny is peeking round a bushy undergrowth of hand embroidered greenery using a variety of silks and cottons in various shades of greens and yellows and a whiff of contrasting lilac. A ribbon of embroidered circles and glittery glass beads in a rainbow of colours runs through the middle of the picture to give added texture ........('ark at 'er!)
I've also added a smattering of hand embroidered hens amongst the grasses to keep her company!
The embroidery and painting continues over the edges of the canvas cos I like that n'all!
Hope you like it! :)
(Headed for Etsy)
Also in the news:
Page 12 of The Skinny people...oh yes, my foray into the fashion world is out in print (also available to view on line in case you're not near Scotland!)
The "have to laugh or I'll cry" farce and ever increasing repair bill on my heap of crap car continues a pace and the shabby tabby cat has hurt his leg fighting again which has made him even more bitey than he usually is...so any offer's in the region of 2grand for the chicken would currently be gratefully received...and providing I don't completely lose the will to live I'm about to start work on a piece inspired by The Who!
I'm off under a duvet for the forseeable future
Thank you for droppin' by x:0)