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Sky Arts Landscape Artist 2018

Sky Arts Landscape Artist 2018

Topping & Co - drawn on canvas using an old Bernina sewing machine, freehand ( ie not computerised !). Hand coloured using dysperse dyes    (size A1 - 59cm x 84cm) - SOLD   photo credit Darren Strange

Topping & Co - drawn on canvas using an old Bernina sewing machine, freehand ( ie not computerised !). Hand coloured using dysperse dyes

(size A1 - 59cm x 84cm) - SOLD

photo credit Darren Strange

 
 

I recently spent an interesting few hours on the edge of Loch Fyne, Scotland sitting in a pod in the rain, stitching the misty view across the water with my sewing machine, whilst taking part in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of The Year 2018.

Despite being outside my comfort zone on so many levels ( time constraints, weather, cameras, interviews . . . . ) I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience !

Here are a few screenshots from the programme, which was aired on 30th October, together with my final piece, achieved in the four hours allocated to complete the work !

My submission piece which gained me a place in one of the heats ( and taking over 40 hours to complete in a much more relaxed setting ! ) is a stitched and coloured drawing of the Tardis of books and all things literary, known as Topping & Co, bookstore.

Drawn from a photograph taken whilst out wandering the streets of the wonderful Georgian Heritage City of Bath, UK

If you would like to read a very informative and insightful review of all Sky Arts Landscape Artist episodes check out Making A Mark website

https://makingamark.blogspot.com/2018/10/review-episode-3-landscape-artist-of-year-2018.html

Here’s a timelapse video of my taking part in the programme. A few hours condensed into a very speedy couple of minutes !

https://vimeo.com/317238847

 
 
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Chatting with Joan and Kate

Chatting with Joan and Kate

Freehand machine stitching the view

Freehand machine stitching the view

Ironing in the Pod

Ironing in the Pod

Discussing mark making with Kathleen

Discussing mark making with Kathleen

Adding colour (still raining ! )

Adding colour (still raining ! )

Discussing techniques in the brief interlude when the rain had stopped

Discussing techniques in the brief interlude when the rain had stopped

Interview - one of many . . .

Interview - one of many . . .

Final piece - described by a judge as ‘magical’

Final piece - described by a judge as ‘magical’

Posing with my original submission - Topping & Co

Posing with my original submission - Topping & Co

Topping & Co - detail

Topping & Co - detail

Topping & Co - detail

Topping & Co - detail

Topping & Co - detail

Topping & Co - detail