Wednesday, 1 December 2010
watercolour paper gouache walk in birch woods and collage
I sampled a piece of machine, free embroidery, onto watercolour papers. After walking in birch woods in a storm the darkness showed up the quickly denuding tree branches and the showers of yellow birch leaves. I came home and painted colours and shapes with gouache. these were then cut up and machine stitched onto more watercolour paper. I wanted to catch the complexity, energy and almost chaos of the woods on that afternoon and think I made a good attempt to work spontaneously with colour, collage and stitch.