Sunday, 14 March 2010

Backgrounds and Bentleys.

This colourwash piece has had the front completed, and now I have to add layers of applied threads and stitch. I may do a burnt overlay, but haven't decided yet.
I had a lovely day in Manchester yesterday visiting First Born. It's a place I didn't like at first glance being a very large and bustling city with it's fair share of problems, but I'm warming to it. There's certainly lots going on, and plenty to do and see.


My DD bought me chocs and loads of flowers for Mother's day, and we went out for lunch and a little walk around. We had some wonderful tapas, and listened to part of a Debussy concert in a local church. There is a music school nearby and this is a venue for those trying to make a name for themselves on the concert front. 

It was all very pleasant, and made even more fun, because as we came out we noticed a small crowd gathered round a huge brand new Bentley parked on double yellow lines outside a bank. The Traffic Warden was issuing a ticket much to the delight of the crowd, who cheered as it went on the windscreen. A very small piece of justice perhaps.

Portrait in parts

For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...