I have always loved Susan Mathews work and as I am not usually drawn to naturalistic work that is surprising . Her use of thread and textures is incredible and she is well deserving of the awards she wins.
I have just spent two days doing her Drawing with Thread Workshop and had a wonderful time. The first day was spent devloping skills of thread drawing to create line and texture and techniquest to draw some of her signature images of Australian plants like gumnut blossoms and bankias. This is my sample piece.
Day Two was spent taking an image and using these skills to draw it with thread. This photo of a gerbera was my starting point and by breaking it down into smaller elements created these small postcard size pieces.
They are still not finished as they have lots of stamens and pollen to be added but I thought I would show you anyway.
They will probably become part of a larger piece but if not I think they would make wonderful smaller works.