When I looked at it through my camera lens I wasn't sure about those poppies. the foliage may blend too much with the background. I may add a few stronger highlights to the stems and leaves. Or I may decide to just leave well enough alone.
|close up of tree trunk|
|close up of poppies|
I have also been stitching away at my other tree piece (right now I am calling it the "Are you Crazy!!!?? piece). The same subject but this one is going to be completely embroidered on a lightly painted background. It has been a lot of hand stitching! I am integrating some of my new variegated threads from LES Designs and they look so nice! Here is a little preview.....lots of stitching still to do on the background - lots of areas to fill in - but I am concentrating on the tree right now. Hope my fingers hold up.