One of things I looked at most closely at the opus anglicanum exhibition was background and filler textures- the ground, animals, wings, fur.
I noticed several instances of a pebbly texture similar to large scale dappling as a treatment for earth or pasture. I will do some in silk soon, but because I had a large area of ground to fill on my latest labours picture I thought I’d play.
I think I sort of definitely perhaps kinda maybe like it. I’ll definitely try it again, perhaps in brown and cream as I saw on one of the copes at the exhibition.
Gareth thinks it looks like cabbages. It reminds me of Van Gogh. Our brains work very differently!