Occasionally I have one of those early mornings and on this morning I woke about 3 am. The good news was that I was in time to see the most spectacular dawn sky across the valley. Armed with a cup of tea and my camera I took this photograph. I had been trying to make a decision about the subject matter for the Cloths of Heaven Exhibition at the Weaver's Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury. This view clinched it. This year the theme is W.B. Yeats poem. My favourite line is "--- of night and light and the half -light" so this is what my piece is called- The half-light.
This is the landscape piece I made in response. It is appliquéd, machine stitched and embellished with wool fibres. The words "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams" are also stitched in the background. I have had a frame made for it and mounted the piece on a lovely soft, slightly faded, old cotton velvet. It is a gorgeous colour.
The exhibition runs in conjunction with the Lebury Poetry Festival from 1st to 13th July.
There were over 300 visitors to the exhibition this weekend and Open Gardens as well.
Next week I will be at Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester as artist in residence. The current exhibition showing is
Extinct Boids Paintings by Ralph Steadman June 10th - July 20th