Following on from the previous post I continued stitching the field thistle piece. I added more stitching in the petal area to make it more dominant, leaving the base of the flower less defined. I did decide to go ahead with adding some colour but only in places on the petals, using a darker colour in the lower petals and a lighter shade near the top where the light source was in the original photo. This is a close up of the area
I decided that I wasn’t going to overwork this piece so stopped at this point and faced it. So Field Thistle is finished, except for mounting it onto a box canvas. I’m still undecided whether to paint that black or to try and match the off white of the silk noil background. That decision will have to be made after the weekend I think.
I’m linking this past to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday
Have a creative weekend and if you are in the UK try to avoid getting blown away tonight! Or maybe the high winds are just for the East Midlands. I’m certainly battening down the hatches at the moment.