I've decided to escape the winter chills and head to the Med!! I'm working on a new piece of textile art sunshine!
This artwork is full of warm sunny vibes and my recent holiday to Greece is the inspiration behind it. I was particularly captivated by one particular viewpoint and knew I wouldn't rest until I recreated it!
I normally focus on seasonal pieces at this time of year, responding to the transition of autumn to winter and the changing colours and textures around me. However, as much as I love autumn, I have decided I need a blast of sunshine, especially while my holiday memories are so fresh in my mind.
Here's a few snippets of what I've done so far....
This piece will feature many things we associate and love about Greece. The olive trees, the whitewashed houses with their sweet shutters and terracotta roofs, the lemons and kumquats, vibrant bougainvillea and of course the glorious mediterranean sea. It's a piece of sunshine!! I am particularly happy with my lemon tree!!
Here's a photo from my holiday and an image of the viewpoint I mentioned earlier. Some images turn into a piece of art before my eyes and this is one of them. I've used a little artistic licence to add even more Greek flavour but that is one of the joys of being an artist!
'Greek Island' is coming along nicely - can't wait to show you the finished piece! Watch this space!!
I am slowly working my way around the globe!!