This is a layered peice - the bottom layer is a light weight fabric which has been coloured by transfer print [painted paper transferred with heat press], on top of that is very thick tracing paper which has been painted, then it has freehand machine embroidery through both layers. The fish are paintings from a sketch book which have been scanned and then printed on transfer paper.
This is a sample piece I did for City & Guilds many moons ago [1995-99]. The background layer is handmade paper [probably from egg boxes] The darker red, green & blue shiny stuff is [I think] glass paints applied to plastic, removed when dried and placed under a peice of chiffon headscarf, then handstitching - running stitches and loose french knots were stitched thru the lot. On the lower photograph I have played with the colours as it was a little dull and it makes it clearer to see everything. Which do you prefer?
These are a series of photographs of the reflections in the sea taken one after another at the same spot, but with different settings on the camera. They are reflections from a colourful boat similar to the boats in the background on the photo from yesterday.
I've just come back from a lovely holiday in Malta. The place in the photo is called Marsaxlokk and there were hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes and different colours. I love the two little ones in the front of the picture, the one on the right looked a bit like a box, it makes you wonder what it would be like to use it.