The third installment in this growing series, completed today but not yet named. It's 12x12" and it'll be mounted on a stretched canvas this week.
The image is of the south end of the town of Menaggio, on Lake Como. The background fabric is silk, a lovely jacquard piece I bought eons ago and dyed sometime late last year. I just love these deep, rich colors.
Speaking of silk, I'll be teaching an acid dyeing workshop - Colors to Dye For - the first weekend of August, in Fortuna, CA at April Sproule's studio. Acid dyes are what you use on protein fibers including silk (although fiber reactive dyes can also be used on silk), and they are the dyes that I originally learned how to dye with. Acid dyes are less tricky than fiber reactives and produce brilliant results on protein fibers. If you're in Humboldt County or you'll be traveling here in early August and would be interested in taking the class, email me for more information. The class is half full now, I have space for 4 or 5 more.
With a quick phone call late last week I arranged two local shows of two months each for 2011, both at popular eateries in Humboldt. It's good to have a couple shows to work toward. And otherwise, I'm expecting my flagging creative energy to surge again soon.