SOEWN EARTH

The Earth Reliant Artist



Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media







Saturday, February 25, 2017

Using up Dye

I had some dye left over from a previous project
soaking in Meths (alcohol)
that I wanted to use up
before we leave
How the fabrics looked in the beginning
The white is cotton and the beige a linen
Both are a knitted fabric

Fresh out of the jars
cochineal, annato, lac and madder
So I put in the cloth and filled the jars up 
with hot tap water
and then left the out in the sun
for a couple of weeks


They are much paler after washing
possibly they would have been brighter if
I had left them longer



My plan is to use them on this skirt

much as I am using the indigo dyed fabric
on this skirt
the fabric is wearing thin so holes develop 
every time it is washed
The holes dictate 
where I patch this week
The original fabric is a knitted hemp

These will be part of my 
working 
in the studio clothes
I already love the weight of my indigo skirt
it is a double layer 
and then the patches all that stitch
gives it a lovely weight
x te

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Boro Style Art

More Studio Clearing


A set of 3 pieces


Recycled Cotton paint Rags


with a wool backing

all handstitched
each approx 21 x 25 cm
 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 in
$25 each
or $60 the set
$5 postage in Oz
$10 overseas

x te


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Paintings For Sale

Studio Clearing continues
Now it is some of the larger art pieces that 
I cannot take with me
But I am not giving them away either
There is talk of a bonfire
of whatever is left
Palm Vessel
20 x 25 cm
Oil cold wax and palm material 
on cradled board
$75 


Xanthorrhoea Land
Canvas 45 x 60 cm
xanthorrhoea resin on gessoed cloth
handstiched to canvas
$150



The Land Remembers
50 x 50 cm
oil and cold wax on cradled board
$200

Seeds
50 x 50 cm
oil and cold wax on cradled board
$200

Bird on a Fence
75 x 75 cm
oil and cold wax on canvas

$400

detail of above showing the Bird
This one the Judges Choice award 
at the Mission Beach Art Awards 2016

I will cover the cost for postage 
in Australia

x te