The Lemon Tree

After returning from a magical Olympic Trip in London (650 miles driven all told) its back to Earth and preparing for C-Art, Cumbria’s Open Studio event this year.
I am open Weds to Sun inclusive during both weeks 12 noon until 5pm each day. Not Thursday ’til Sunday as it says in the brochure!
There’ll be flapjacks and fresh coffee for visitors as well as workshops and courses to sign up for.
Today was yet more work preparing the near box frame for this piece. I painted it at the studio of the supremely talented Heather Davis and added some wrapped textile pieces as well. I quite like the juxtaposition of a flat 2D response with the craft and colour of the textile pieces.
I hope you do too!
The framing project (and project it has become!) started as I foolishly popped it into this spare frame, only to find (of course!) that with the batons it was too deep for the mount.
So much designing, measuring, reprinting and visits to the wonderfully helpful woodyard John Richardson’s in Penrith commenced. I think I’ve gotten there now!
Hint: when you want to repaint a frame, you can’t go much wrong buying match pots. They will of course come in a variety of subtle shades and are just a small amount for 50p.

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