More progress is made. 


More progress has been made on the tapestry, but it is rather slow going as there are so many subtle colour changes in Harriet's face that I have had to unpick here and there before I was happy with it.

Progress  
I have made some progress on Harriet's portrait today, having finished the eye and now I need to work in the mouth area and build that up I was a bit concerned initially that I wasn't capturing her likeness, but when I look at the tapestry with my head tilted to the side I see that I have. The colour blending is quite difficult to get right and quite a bit of it has come out and been rewoven a second time.



An interesting Water Photograph 
Yesterday I was walking around town, going to the library, and wandered into the Art Museum on my way. Of course I had my camera with me and here is one of the photographs.



I really love grids, and was fascinated by this grid formation at the bottom of the pool and waterfall at the entrance to the Art Museum. A lovely distorted grid!

The eye is woven 


Reverse Tapestry 
This morning I was working on weaving the eye and eybrow section of Harriet's portrait and it wasn't going well at all, so I spent a good ten minutes unpicking what I had just woven and started again. You can see the crinkly threads from a section that was woven yesterday.



I am much happier with how it is looking now. I will be working on the eye proper tomorrow.



The drawing of Libby..... 


Market Day 
Today I went for a walk into Hamilton East shops and saw that it was Market Day. As I wandered around the stalls I talk a number of photographs as resource material for a series that I have in mind to work on in the future. Here is one of the images.



Bobbins 


Portrait of a Grandson 
This painting was made a bit over a year ago and is of my grandson Connor. I have been painting since I was a child, but when I started to weave tapestries in the early 1980's tapestry took over and I have only recently over the last three or four years started to paint with acrylics again. I am struggling a wee bit with the techniques of acrylic paint and am thinking to have a go again with oils. I did my first oil painting at the age of 13 - many many years ago. I do think I enjoy the process of tapestry more than the process of painting, but drawing has always been fun for me and I have always kept that skill going all my life.



A Drawing of Libby 
This afternoon I started working on a drawing of a friend's little dog Libby. I think I have captured her pensive look. It is a long way from finished as yet but I have made a good start I think. I offered to draw Libby with the idea that if the drawing works well I might get the odd commission to draw other people's pets. If any of you out there would like drawing of your pet do e-mail me a good photograph to work with or contact me through the blog. I would like to hear from some of you who are looking at my blog. Aren't I doing well with my resolution to post at least one image a day......hope it lasts!




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