This is how far it has got –
At least it is out of the shower ( guests appreciated that). It had half an hour of stitching but the only place I could put it for the week end was on the tall wall at the head of the stairs. Over the two days it has hung more and more lop sided.
So at the moment it is hanging under tension over one of the bedroom doors. ( the guests escaped before their room was quite effectively barricaded.) I intend to steam it gently and hope it relaxes. Doubt that it go back into a perfect rectangle but it should agree to get a bit closer than it is.
I find the over piece a bit stark still, overly dramatic, but in sections I really like it. Because the contrast in approaches, in the surface textures , works well, the difference between the linear banking, the wall and the dense mat of the trees needs no restrictive outlines or defined edges. Maybe the trees are a little too dense but I am looking at it with winter eyes, used to bare branches, and these are pines. The photos are not brilliant, the colours are deadened and duller, but when it comes off the door …….
and don’t forget