Sue was inspired by a wonderful lace-backed Redfern dress of roses. Redfern was a lover of these flowers on his dresses and in illustrations. Abstract roses were loosely sketched all over water colour paper, before tartan was drawn with wax crayon to represent the tweed riding habits and sports attire made famous by Redfern. The design was then covered with black paint. The roses were tamed into a more rigid hand-drawn repeat on to their prepared ground and were then hatched out of the wax crayon before having the black background removed digitally. The result conjures up the back of the dress beautifully, giving this Liberty print a three-dimensionality created from areas of wax and paint giving depth.
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