Under The Sea - free motion machine embroidery then painted with dyes
Drawing with linseed oil, white acrylic and a graphite stick
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10 drawings from the Royal Collection are exhibited and it's great to be able to see original drawings from 500 years ago. This picture is 'The Head of Leda' and the detail is amazing. We had to go as part of the coursework related to observational drawing, and I'm so glad I did.
(It was brilliant to see Leonardo's 'special' writing! I enjoyed that as much as the sketches)
I'm being told there's something wrong and my blog has turned to gobbledygook. Oops, sorry, I'll explain:
My first sentence is written backwards in the way that Leonardo used to write. Just a bit of fun ~ me being silly!
I'm still drawing my food! I wasn't quick enough to draw this lovely cabbage before dinner time but those curly lines look delicious so I can feel another cabbagey dinner coming on this weekend ... I just need to get my pencil out before my saucepan boils.
I've also been designing a corset which I then have to make. Interesting as I've never made any item of clothing before .... I love to stitch and sew but as I've said many times ~ I never make anything useful. All this is about to change! I need to submit 10 design ideas by next week and then choose one to proceed with. The theme is 'Commedia Dell Arte', fun and colourful!
Stitched Textiles and Mixed Media Art from The Rose Cottage Studio in beautiful rural Perthshire