I have begun work on the third and final module of the Master Practitioner course with the School of Stitched Textiles
. The theme is Memories. As regular readers know, I am continually drawn to the subject of Venice for my work and this module is no exception. I gathered together photographs and magazine pictures and began to assemble pages in my workbook. I'm using a 30cm square Pink Pig sketchbook.
I started with this photo from the newspaper.
It was too big for one page so I folded over onto the next page and printed the title.
My very first visit when I was 29. That's me in the sunglasses facing the camera! Rare photo.
I went back with Roger in 1984
And again with my cousin in 1997
In 2011 we went to Las Vegas with Andy & Naomi and of course had to visit the Venetian Hotel. It was far too pristine.
In 2015 I started using Venice as the inspiration for my work. I had to have 2 glasses of wine to be able to do this exercise of not taking the pen off the paper to make a drawing. I put the watercolour on afterwards.
In 2017 I visited my friend Mary in Toledo and randomly found this mural on the wall.
Another photo from the newspaper and some quotes I found on the internet. I had these made into Thermofax screens.
My favourite artist is JMW Turner so I had to include some of his paintings. Plus some from Canaletto.
In 2018 I exhibited some of my Venice based work in the Traverse 'Destinations' exhibition
I moved on to drawing and art work for this module.
I made a wire version of the mask above and did some rubbings. It's difficult to see the wire on this photo.
I may do some more with the skyline but moved on to these pages.
I made a wire version of the prow. I also made various size versions of the diagram on my computer to make stencils or masks with.
The module requires some more 3d work with the wire and paper section. I'll let you know how I get on.
However the next part of the module is about researching containers. Read my next post to find out about that.
Thanks for joining me today.