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Class 2 of Painting Needlepoint Canvases
November 12, 2020, 12:52 pm
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We had our second class yesterday for Painting Needlepoint Canvases with Nancy of Fancywork Finishing. She traced the basic shape of a pansy and then painted it. Looked easy when she did it! I took a photo from a past Philadelphia Flower Show I attended and tried painting it.

I got to this point and had to laugh. I see an orange dog like a poodle with hat. My husband sees an orange version of the Burl Ives snowman from Frosty! What do you see?

I will try and do something to make it more like a flower. Not sure what yet. But, I am not giving up. It’s just my first attempt. Maybe adding the red embellishments will help.

Mixing colors is not easy. If I were really planning on painting much, I’d buy the premixed colors. Creamacoat has 200+ colors.

And, this design might work better on Congress Cloth but I’m not going there.

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Love your descriptions! (Looked like a bowling ball to me.) Sounds like you are having fun. The painted version doesn’t have as much detail as the photo, of course; makes it a bit harder to see the individual petals. Would you consider a different background color? Maybe a pale green? Add a flower stem?

Comment by JoanneP

Bowling ball works too. Good suggestions Joanne. I’m not sure how much time I will invest in this design. As you say, more details in the photo than I can get on the 4″x4″ design.

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