Thursday, 26 July 2012
The view from my studio
One of the views from my studio is of the vast tiled roof of a 14th C. tithe barn. There is moss growing between every tile and lichen growing everywhere. I am very fond of the moss as it looks like little islands especially when it flowers.Making lichen in stumpwork is a bit of a challenge, not least because it is black underneath and raises up when wet then flattens out when dry. I went for the wet version and took a tip from the 17thC. ladies and coloured the underside with conte pastel. This piece, together with the dead leaves, will be on show in a couple of places soon ( 'will update this post with details).