It seemed to have had an effect on the piece. Autumn Over Blackstrap Lake ended up so warm, natural, glowing... just different from the rest. It was more like a piece I would do just for me, no pressure to please anyone else. There! THAT is whet I'm trying to say! lol
I also mailed off my forth threadpainting to the other side of the planet. THAT still blows my mind. Good gosh I hope it arrives safe & sound. The original Jacarandas photo was taken by Jim Niesel, in Australia. His wife commission it. So - I cannot get credit for the scene or composition itself.
I had a precut grey mat in my studio that I thought I would try out. The purples looked really good with grey, however, notice the yellow inside edge??
|a sign that it isn't acid free? tsk tsk|
My framer told me she can spot matting that isn't acid free. She told me to look for a yellow color where it's been cut. Sure enough, against the white background this matting is indeed YELLOW! So I headed off to Cindy's again and had an acid-free mat put in.
Good to know!
(Plus, it looks way better now...)
I added a few last minute stitches, including some green in the tree tops to the right. It didn't feel balanced before. I also added a sprinkling of fallen petals stitched onto the road to bring the foreground forward. It was empty before. My oh my there is a LOT of hand embroidery in this! Here it is once again; the finished finished version of this threadpainting. It is now off and circling the earth to it's new home 'down under'.
Safe travels! And thank you to Jim & Yvette for the commission. I can't wait to hear when it has arrived. Have a great weekend everyone!