This is a close up of Coutellerie Deux, my first attempt at painting on cotton and then stretching over a canvas. Drawing directly onto the painted surface felt amazing and I think I am addicted! The pen sketch is of a Frenchman who was sat quietly across from me in one of the many cafes, I visited last time I was on holiday in France. The mustard coloured patterned paper reminded me of the cafe’s tiles. I love the way in which the wire writing of the name of the wine (I was drinking) wraps around the glass drawing.
I chose the pink and brown striped fabric because it reminded me of the old guy’s shirt. Sewing the different strips of fabric onto the painted surface was surprisingly liberating; though I had to clear away many things in order to use the sewing machine in situ on my sewing table!