Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Interpreting a painted canvas
You find a painted canvas and fall in love. You get it home and stare at it, thinking "Now what the heck do I do?" The good news: you really can't make a mistake--it's all a matter of interpretation! A case in point--my "In the Garden" egg.
The first photo is of the stitch-painted canvas.
The second photo is my model, which follows the original design. The third photo is courtesy of Pierrette Pattyn, who provided her version for the Guest Gallery on my website.
In stitching her version, Pierrette chose to eliminate the bunny, adding glorious flowers instead in silk ribbon embroidery. Then she added the bird and bee charms to make it her own.
The morale of the story: go with the flow in stitching a painted canvas--your interpretation may be better than the original!