Slow Progress

self portrait sample

Study for Self Portrait July 2012

At last, I’ve had a break through with my self portrait project! You may remember from a previous post that I was considering how to get the embossed look for the background of my painting; well at last I think I’ve found a solution. I intend to sew a key motif in gold thread onto the gold painted background. This also helps me with another aspect of my work that I have been thinking about for some time; adding embroidery to my paintings.

I am also busy applying for art opportunities at the moment, which unfortunately takes up a lot of my time. Alongside this I’m planning to get new business cards printed, as well as prints of my work which I can then sell. I also need to order a new roll of canvas and generally stock up on materials. All of this means that my practice is somewhat on the back burner at the moment. I hope to be getting back to work by the end of this month.

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About Sharon Mossbeck

Sharon Mossbeck is a conceptual artist based in Sheffield. Mossbeck's work focuses on themes of death and religion, often presented in a vibrant, hedonistic manner. While based on themes of death, her work is more easily read as a celebration of life while questioning what may happen beyond. Mossbeck works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture using found objects, photography and textiles. Available for commissions.
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