Sunday, June 15, 2014

Foreground, background and everything in between

Here we are at the end of another canvas journey.  With today's class, the Bohemian Beauty by Shelly Penko is complete.

We stitched the beauty and her dog, the fishbowl and her chair, all the obvious items in the composition first.  We were left with odds and ends of beautiful colors.  We could stitch them in Basketweave and it would be beautiful, but we like texture, right?

We need to select stitches, threads and colors that define the areas.

The lower corner morphs the chair into what is probably a rug.  I made that definition clearer with the use of fuzzy threads.

The light above her head could easily have been sequined and beaded, but did we really want it to be center stage?  I didn't, so it is simply metallic in a wonderful sparkly pink.

The background is one stitch, two sizes, two colors so that one part of the wall flows further into the distance than the other.  Pretty nifty, huh?

Just for fun, here's our girl not stitched and then stitched.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure.  A new one starts in 2 weeks.  Always totally different, but always fun.  I love the mystery classes.


Mari M said...

Inspirational as always. Just genius.

Mari M said...

Inspirational as always. Just genius.

SharoninStitches said...


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