Chasing the Sun

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3 x 4 inches, hand embroidery on hand-painted silk.  Another British Columbia coastal scene.

The sky takes the longest.  I use an almost-dry brush to build up the colour gradually.  The mountains were much quicker.  All the water is hand-sewn using Sulky and other embroidery threads.

I forgot to underpaint the nearest island, which would have saved me having to be as careful to cover all the silk with thread.

Trees are always fun to do and very forgiving.  The more untidy your stitching, the more tree-like it looks.  In fact the worst idea is to try to make something that looks like a tree.


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