I have been working on a piece for the "Womens Work" show that I mentioned earlier this year.
This is the only image of her, and it is a mosaic situated in Ravenna:
I have been working my design first with pastels on watercolour paper:
...and then loosely weaving strips of torn fabrics together and quilting this background to give me a mosaic efffect:
I have then been painting back into my design with textile paints/shiva sticks/oil pastels to give my piece an antiqued look.
Below is the sample piece I created to audition the paint techniques:
Gosh, so many choices for colour and texture, which one do I choose?
And the back is a blank canvas to do another colour scheme altogether:
I will post more images once I make some decisions about the front and back!