In the Studio

I have now finished the first week in the studio booked for two weeks over Easter. The painting has been very challenging both physically with scale and also aesthetic decision-making.

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The space is wonderful, it is so liberating to have privacy and to be able to spread out, not worry about making a mess and not to have to tidy everything away at the end of the day.

It took a while to clear the room and set it out to be a practical working space for me. I covered the walls with my experimental work on paper as reference and inspiration, cut the canvas to size and laid out my paints, dyes and brushes.

As a warming up exercise I began work on a small canvas. I tried to have a more painterly approach and work on it more like the silk pieces, pleating, folding and adding dye.


Here are a selection of images showing the build up in stages.






Adding dyes

DSC05554unpredictable results

DSC05555More layers

DSC05556Constantly changing, making decisions, adding and taking away. I am having difficulty with the colours going muddy and have noticed the surface becoming more painterly.

Now it is time to stop stalling and tackle the larger canvases……………..






About Annemarie Tickle

I am a Lecturer in Textiles at Hull School of Art and Design. As a visual artist I am interested in atmospheric conditions and events and how the scale of nature makes mans mark on the landscape look insignificant. I enjoy the act of doing and getting my hands dirty so my practice is intensly process led. I use a wide range of media but am particular interested in dying techniques.
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2 Responses to In the Studio

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great to see your development as time passes on this MA we share. Do I notice a style breaking through with you .. ?.. Your work draws, somehow magnetising. Importantly, Isn’t it interesting how artists can be arrested by development should it ‘Not Be Going The Way One Wanted’ ? .. And it makes me wonder, what is the right way and why does the human being double bluff itself out of enjoying a thing thus. Fascinating. ‘Tamaryn, Tame Impala, Django Django, The Liminanas’.. A hand full of ethereal sounds to inspire.. ?

    • Thank you so much for your constructive and thoughtful comment. I think that my style is constantly evolving now through the intensive process of indulging in direct creative experience. Annemarie

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