What to paint for a Thai princess?

In March 2015, I had the honour of of presenting a small collection of three porcelain paintings to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, during her visit to the TIPP  - Thailand International Porcelain Painting Convention 2015 at the Sala Phra Mingkwan Building, SACICT.   Please read more about this event here.  In this blog post I will s ...

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It was 4.30 am in Melbourne and I presented a ribbon embroidery demonstration via skype to a VIP event at NeedleDelux in St Petersburg, Russia.   The focus for this demonstration was to look at how to create layered effects in two different styles when working on painted backgrounds.  Here are the two ribbon embroidery projects I presented: Violets w ...

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"Are you still painting??" asked one of my friends, as they remarked I hadn't been online much (i.e facebook or twitter) or posting on my blog.  The answer is YES, I'm working on many paintings at the moment....I've been researching the paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi for some canvas work- very interesting....and asemic writing for another painting I ...

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Today I started my ribbon embroidery piece for exhibition and I stuffed up the painted background...HOW??  I changed fabric from what I usually use :(    So I thought I'd share my experience quickly of when things go wrong...and how I'm going to try fix it! Usually I use homespun muslin around $5 AUS per metre for the fabric upon which I embroider... ...

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This is the last of my embroidery experiments, Pansies and Roses in silk ribbons. I hand painted the background for this artwork, and using inspiration from my rose bed, where I grow roses, pansies, violets, herbs and so on...I've developed the style of rose I am pretty happy with, and had an opportunity to play with the new silk ribbons I bought from N ...

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