WHEW! I stitched and I stitched and I stitched... and now I can say I am done.
On the table is a print out of the original photo I took.
The grass tops on the bank above the south SK River were purply-blue and the were lit up in sunshine. It was sooo pretty. I took a close up only last week but ever since, this image has been singing for me to stitch it.
|June Grasses, 2013 (with my working mat sitting on top temporarily)|
It was an interesting experience for me to 'loosen up' and do a more impressionistic piece of art from that moment instead of attempting a true & perfect copy. I added sparkle and pinks too to convey the 'this is so DARN pretty!!!' feeling I had when I was sitting in those grasses that night, watching the sun to it's slow dance to the horizon. (yeah - I'm feeling poetic about it.)
|Detail of June Grasses, 2013|
People will likely imagine lavender when they look at this. That's okay. I really don't mind. It can be what ever you want it to be. I think you can click on the above image to view it larger. Getting the color right on my camera was really tough. It's really cool and blue in the last pic. My camera doesn't like purple apparently - especially on a dark cloudy day. I think the actual piece is much warmer, deeper, and brighter like the photo I worked from.
Now what? How to display it... I could stretch it and hang as is. I have lots of stretcher bars. Or I might frame it. With these big chunky silks, I would not use glass over it like I do with the finely embroidery French Knots in thread. A natural linen mat would be gorgeous I think... hmmm.
I'll get back to you and show you what I chose. : )
Next up - a commission with a building! I can do it (I keep telling myself). I can do it.