Magnolia

Sewing on Paper

I have become fascinated with the effects of machine sewing over watercolour paintings.

Textured trees

Sometimes the sewing enhances the original watercolour. Sometimes it defines it.

Lily painting

But always it adds the most wonderful texture to the work.

pumpkin painting

tree painting

capsicum painting

And lately I have been experimenting with layering watercolour with masking fluid, then adding the sewing. Don’t you love how these nests have depth and texture?

Nest painting

nest painting

All my works are original and for sale (although some of these have been sold).

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