Saturday, 22 March 2014

Coffee Art Project Opens Today!

The Coffee Art Project opens in Brick Lane today, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it later on today. I really enjoyed working on my piece for this show, and I'm pleased that I took part. I've seen a video of the exhibition being installed and it looks great, I'm excited to see how other artists have interpreted the theme.
The show is on until next Sunday, and definitely worth going to see as so many artists are involved.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Current work

This week I've been sketching in charcoal, which I haven't done for quite a while. I've really got back into using it, and I'm particularly enjoying smudging lines or areas I'm unhappy with, and then reworking them. I find this really adds to the character of the sketch, and I find the results to be much more interesting and atmospheric than completely clean lines. I like the build-up of layers and intensity in this image, and I'm keen to work a lot more in charcoal now that I've rediscovered the medium.
I'm also planning some new fibre pieces, having unexpectedly discovered a quantity of unrefined wool amongst my materials this morning. I'm planning to felt the wool and use this as a surface for embroidery, and will most likely also weather the work once it's completed. It's been a few months since I worked on a completely embroidered piece, and I'm feeling a desire to do this again.