Kahului – in progress

Aloha!

A little Hawaiian scene I’ve been working on. The finished area will be about 4.5 inches x 3 and a bit inches.

I’m still fine-tuning the painted background. I dipped the end of a toothpick in paint and used that to draw the shape of the mountains, to try to get it something close to accurate. Even my brushes are not that fine.

You’ll see I’ve already stitched some of the foreground threads, which helps me determine how strong I need to go on the background colours.

The rough underpainting in the foreground will end up mostly obscured by thread. I’ll also unpick those bits of thread I used to mark the horizon line and corners. It will all be hand-stitched and will take a while, but that means all the more of these evening-and-weekend “trips to Hawaii” for me.

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