A little while ago, I had a chair reupholstered by a friend of mine. Instead of traditional payment, we agreed on a skills exchange…..
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…
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…..
A few layers of cross hatching the red to bring out the highlights, and emphasise the shadows and it starts to look like fabric…..
Part one finished……