Yet another internet challenge painting, this time for the Wet Canvas landscape forum, which Karen the blogless (no blog, no web site, what’s wrong with that woman?) pointed me at. Every month several photos are posted, and people choose one (or several, in some cases) to paint. The one I used as my reference is here, but I’m not sure if you can see it unless you sign up as a member to the Wet Canvas site (if you make art, or want to, it’s worth signing up and taking a look around — there are hours’ worth of inspirational browsing and some great information there). There are an awful lot of talented people out there, and it’s always interesting to see the different takes on the same picture.
I’ve started texturing the canvases before I paint, and I’m liking how that turns out. One of my next projects will be a winter scene for a Christmas card, and I’m looking forward to trying out snow on the textured support. I think it will add to the look of the snow.
Elisabeth’s llama/bamboo yarn is slowly becoming a hat. I am really loving working with this yarn — it’s soft and cuddly and smooth and creamy (well, fellow fibre people will know what I mean by that), and just a really wonderful yarn to play with. By the way, the colour in this photo is much closer to the actual yarn than the picture in the previous post.
This may look more like a scarf than a hat, but it is the bottom band of the hat, which I’m working flat and will graft into a round. Then I’ll pick up the crown stitches along the top edge and work those in the round. When the hat is finished, it’s going to Elisabeth and may end up in her shop, or on her Christmas market table. Hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, but it’s not that far away….