The beginning. Drawing the face with soft pencil onto the cloth and blocking in some flesh tones.
Deciding on the large blocks of colour (I need to do this early on so I can get a feel for the balance of the colours) That great white mound on the left is going to be plates and dishes with mashed potato and sausages sticking out....amongst other things.
I've recently been catching up on the wonderful DMTV shows (been a bit busy!) and I always end up inspired and unable to wait to experiment! Laura's got me going again and wanting to get out the dyes for a spot of thickened dye printing, painting, stencilling.
I bought this pot last year when I visited Poole Pottery, so you might guess where I'm going to be going with it all! I'm going to set aside a day when Graham is otherwise engaged and run riot in the kitchen. I love the clarity and vibrancy of dye and the way it mixes together to produce beautiful surface textures. Sometimes I need a little reminder to play about a bit!!