A little Birdy.

A little while ago, I had a chair reupholstered by a friend of mine. Instead of traditional payment, we agreed on a skills exchange…..

 

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She as a professional upholsterer will make my chair beautiful if I paint her some pictures of what she loves best – fabric!

I chose some lovely offcuts she had given me.

She loves my gilded paintings, so it was inevitable that I would use it for these…

 

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The colours of the fabric were lovely deep earthy reds, so I was happy to get the jars of pigments out and mix the paint myself.

I blocked in the main shapes, and started work on the detailing…..

 

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A few layers of cross hatching the red to bring out the highlights, and emphasise the shadows and it starts to look like fabric…..

 

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Part one finished……

 

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Caroline Rudge

I'm Caroline Rudge, an artist living and working in Wiltshire, UK. I specialise in the beautiful and ancient medium of Egg Tempera.

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