Before my Advanced Painting class on Friday I prepared a couple of quilted pieces with photos of the outside and inside of a mussel shell printed onto black t-shirt transfer paper applied to a fabric background (monoprinted or printed photos of shibori/sand ripples. My intent was to extend the patterns from within the shells to their surroundings, embedding them. More work is required but I'm excited by the possibilities. Next step scaling up! There was a lot of interest from the others in my class on using textiles to paint on.
Eileen Cooper spent some time as artist-in residence at Dulwich Picture Gallery and you can see some of the influences of looking at the paintings there in her work but it is uniquely hers
drawing from the masters at the National Gallery, so much I did it twice! And just rediscovered from the books in storage is this book which features some of my drawings.