This is based on a photo I took in October. There were pinks and purples in the darkening sky. Night was coming. It was windy out. I parked just past Grasswood and faced into the west for these shots. There was a flooded ditch, or maybe a slough lined with green algae and curly-topped reeds. Those trees are typical - when you can see all these bare top branches poking out above some leafy boughs. I wonder... if I leave this, will people think I failed to finish the trees?
I have this 7x9 inch canvas clamped into the universal craft stand and my Ottlite is on. WOW. These are no doubt my favorite presents from under the tree last month. I can see good color in the dark, and my work is being held for me. lol Brilliant.
I'm quite thrilled at the contrast of glowing burnt orange in the land with the teal and purple in the sky. I'm really happy as well with the way the water has turned out! It's rayon Wonderfil, and the reeds are cotton with some hand stitched. The pond reflects the sky colors really well!
|the lower corner of the piece...|
I added a lot of texture to the trees' leaves by hand. There's still lots more to do.
|this is my favorite shot|
The pink and blue sky is so reminiscent of the beginning of winter here. So that's where I'm getting the name... "Winter is Coming". Or should I call it, "October Evening"? `October`s Eve`. hmmm. I haven`t decided. Inspire me! Hopefully I will get all the stitching completed over the weekend. There are a few more highlights to add until it's done... Happy weekend!