Friday, July 13, 2007

Painted Lady

Remember the torso from a few posts ago, well I finally began the makeover.
I have been busy lately with my articles for Fibre & Stitch, and decided I needed a little play time, so I thought I would make a start on the first layer, I could not find my black acrylic anywhere, so used a new tube of Payne's Grey, I used up the whole tube, even to cutting open the tube to get the last dregs of paint, I also ended up getting it on a lot of other things at the same time.
Once I had finished, I moved some stuff and there was my big tub of black paint
After leaving it to dry, I took a picture and although I could see a few specks of the base colour, I was amazed at how much showed up in the photo.
Whilst I was painting the base, which takes some time on the first coat, I was thinking on what I plan to do in the future, back in February my friend Lynda and I talked about doing an exhibition together later in the year, but with the opportunity of our involvement in Fibre & Stitch suddenly coming up in May, we put our ideas on hold.
I now feel ready to start thinking about what I want to do, I have not worked on a series of work, since City and Guild days, and I am looking forward to doing some research and sampling, and really getting my teeth into something new, ready for the new year.
Well back to the painted lady.


Purple Missus said...

She's looking good Carol. When you enlarge the photo the colour you have used makes it look like the torso is made from beaten metal. Its great.

Homeleightigger said...

It looks very different from a week or so ago, Carol, and I love the colour. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it next. How big is it? Val

MargaretR said...

Good for ou Carol! Go for it.