These pages use a combination of collage (Linda has included some printed photos), oil pastel and watercolour. You can see some of the oil and water resist techniques on these pages, above and below. The resulting marks convey something of all that busy texture of foliage and flowers that you see behind other plants don’t you think?
On this page (below), you can see that Linda’s cut the page edge to suit what’s on the other side which still gives an interesting shape to this page and a more organic form than the conventional square page.
The poppies coming into bloom all over the garden at the moment reminded me of this set of work by Linda. These are pages in a sketchbook where she’s made studies of these beautiful purple poppies.
We always say neither of us use much green in our work, but this blue-y, silvery, sage-y green is the exception that proves the rule.
These pages feature in the workshops Page to Stitch: Painterly Poppies. In this two-part workshop you’ll see Linda working on a page in the book and then taking this work as inspiration to make a small quilted and painted panel. Click on the image below left if you’d like to find out more.
We constantly find inspiration in our gardens, as I type the poppies are in full bloom. Not purple ones this time, but bright pink ones! I’ve posted some images which you are welcome to use in your sketchbook or to draw and paint from. Just click on the image below right to see them all.