Thank goodness that is the end of June. Far too much going on. July looks like a just getting on month… fewer workshops and classes, and major deadlines looming.
I have proposed the evolving landscapes and the Falling Light series for Knaresborough, they are now at the framers, but still want to make more. I am applying for the Great North Art Show again, that will be the Written Wolds series – I want to re frame one or two of those but haven’t decided how exactly, what ever it will be mega bucks. Also got the Staithes Festival at the same time – hmm……
So, just got myself a little bit of stitching to do.
Can you tell what it is yet? I went back to an older technique with the hand understitching (Roger Federer was playing at Wimbledon). It gives a structure, some bulk, a bit of texture and colour to work on. The flatness of fabric can be just too flat some days. This was from a 5 minute pen scribble sketch – took an awful lot
longer to stitch. Not yet entirely sure it is done – the machine stitching has lost the energy and directness – might be the addition of colour and a bit of the tonal range. There are lots of tweaks to do now I look, – the right side of the tree does look a bit too Harmony hairspray, the path is too stark, could do with a dull tone in the distance. Maybe a leaf layer in the foreground in a contrast green? Just in line to keep that Summer undergrowth jungle theme going. The tree trunks to the left have disappeared – subtle I wanted, not invisible.
May be try a more monochrome one over understitching?
And as for the last landscape stone – mounted onto some more fine cotton, glued to make rigid, painted and stitched…. the frame is temporary.