It isn't based on any photo in particular. That is new. I like to use my own source photos because I work hard hunting for and gathering compositions that lend themselves well to stitch. I end up with this huge pile of personal resources and inspiration through each season. I also find that using photos helps me with depth and distance. This time, I think I did it! The first time I tried a landscape waaay back when, it was so two-dimensional that it was embarrassing! I think now I have done enough horizons, fields, trees, and foregrounds that I was ready to pull it off.
B. asked for a summer scene similar to Lakewood, but with water and more floral colours. Here is a good close up that shows the colours a little more correctly. The photo above is not colour correct. The original is much warmer like below. More golden, more happy.
|the 'glam shot' in better lighting.|
This was done with threads, and hand dyed silk embroidery floss. It's 5x5" and about to be matted and framed. I think I will call it 'In Bloom'.
This is thread painting #6 to go to the other side of the planet! Wow. Thank you B. : )
p.s. if anyone is looking, I have a few thread paintings left from Gardenscape. I put them in my Etsy shop. You can find the link on my right sidebar. Thanks!