Saturday, 28 February 2015

Sand Challenge

 
 
 
 
Sands of Mombasa

 
 
The colour of the soil in Kenya where we spent a few weeks this December was very red and it seems to have been imprinted on my visual memory. No matter what I produced for the challenge, the colour of sand was never a warm grey or brown or yellow but always a bit pink or rust. I have finally given in and settled on this selection, as it does celebrate a warm neutral as its central theme .The black cotton fabric was discharged using cascade dishwashing liquid and a round brush.

8 comments:

  1. I see here a suggestion of your background in ceramics, Michele. Clay being fired in a red-hot kiln?

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  2. Very interesting technique of discharge. I am presuming that the cascade dishwashing liquid has some form of bleach in it or am I on the wrong page. Love the subtle forms and shapes you have achieved. I know where you are coming from with the 'red' sand having seen it myself.

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  3. Your discharge almost gives the sense of lion tracks. I like the colours you produced.

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  4. One of those pieces I'd like to see in person. It has a feel of warmth and summer to me.

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  5. Thanks for the explanation Michele - it led to a fascinating search on Google. I no longer struggle to associate your colour choice with the sand that i know!

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  6. And I meant to add that I'm pleased that you decided to go with what was in your thoughts.

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  7. Very evocative Michele. It almost looks like X-ray images to me.

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  8. great - i like it - 'sand' the word as opposed to 'sand' the color
    love the technique

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