Face finished

The lips and body will be laid and couched work


I loVe the way opusanglicanum technique works with wool, it can look quite flat in photos but it really comes alive in the flesh. ( btw, am not claiming this piece as authentic, I’m calling it the Lutrell fantasy for a reason- this is an original artwork using medieval materials and techniques. I get to play)

The little white dots which are such a defining stylistic feature of the psalter are actually a bit of a pain. By the time I come to work them they’re on top of such dense stitching it often takes a bit of effort to get the needle through the canvas. They really are a defining element of the style though. I think his look like tribal markings.

~ by opusanglicanum on March 28, 2016.

4 Responses to “Face finished”

  1. Yes, a bit like some of the Australian Aboriginal art. Very distinctive. You are having a wonderful play with all of this!

  2. He looks fab. The shades of naturally dyed wool really lend themselves to this technique.

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