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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Back To Stitching


It's a return to stitching this week and my threads are now my paints.
I'm just taking my time to enjoy working experimentally, playing with my ideas and exploring the recent mark making in my sketch book.
I visited Compton Verney this week to see the Stanley Spencer exhibition which is featuring many of his English country gardens.
His work is incredibly detailed and gives us a romantic view of village life in the 1940's and 1950's.
 But if you look closely you will see many boundaries, fences, walls, hedges and barbed wire which protect these beautiful idyllic gardens, which is said to have been Stanley Spencer's heaven.
Perhaps subconsciously he is protecting this very English garden of Eden.
You can find out more about Stanley Spencer here http://www.stanleyspencer.org.uk/

10 comments:

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Super! Wszystko tańczy na Twoich obrazach.

Helen Suzanne said...

oo super scrumptious

Heloise said...

Such wonderful free stitching.
Many, many years ago I went to the Sandham Memorial Chapel. Spencer's work certainly makes one look and think.

Twiglet said...

Lovely rich tapestry of colours.

Heather said...

I saw this piece on Facebook and came here for a closer look. It is going to be stunning. I wouldn't know where to start on something this size - love the swirling lines and beautiful colours. Thanks for the Stanley Spencer link - I will check it out.

JAP said...

If you like Spencer's work don't miss the stunning current exhibition in Cookham The Art of Shipbuilding on the Clyde which runs until Janiary 2012. An excellent illustrated catalogue is available from the Gallery, see www.stanleyspencer.org.uk

Judith

artymess said...

Lovely work especially with the pink .....x

Martine said...

your stitching looks wonderful as always............
XXXm

underatopazsky said...

I love the movement in this - it seems darker than some of the earlier work - perhaps some of the Spencer has rubbed off!

Annie said...

Love it!