|photo by Neville Hamilton|
Here is how I interpreted this scene so far. I hand painted the sky (and I think I did a better job of it than the last sky I painted) then I added fields, trees, water, flowers etc and started stitching - no chairs yet.
I finally overcame my fear of my new sewing machine and have been using it to add sleeves to the backs of some pieces and I now am more eager to try it out on a new piece but I first need to finish a couple more hand stitched ones for my exhibition. The next piece I want to do is of a street in St. John's, NL. I am also working on painting a piece on fabric with acrylic paints and haven't yet perfected thinning the paints with/without medium enough to have a soft hand. Instead I am thinking that it will be impossible to hand stitch - so that may be the first machine stitched piece....we'll see.