I did it!
I always knew I was tight for wool for the chest and I thought I’d likely have to dye more. But as I got closer and closer to the end, it started to bug me that I would have to dye such a small amount. Then it became a game to see if I could possibly finish just using the wool I had. I fished out worms left over from the face to fill in the crevices between the wiggles, I used all the left over small strips…..and I did it……just!
This is what I have left.
A few days ago I started to dabble with the background circles and ovals, using the painting to try to replicate each one.
I began by getting out all the various yellows in my stash…and even went so far as to go through all my bags of worms….removing all the yellows. Yellow isn’t a colour that I am normally drawn to….probably because I can’t wear it very well…but I was surprised at the variety I was able to come up with. I hooked three different ovals…beginning with a cat’s paw in the centre of each. The painting appears to have all sorts of secondary colours around the ovals, but when I used the same sort of contrast…the whole thing was UGLY!! I ripped them out and tried again making everything more muted and blended and while each is quite different than the original, the overall impression is much closer.
What did I learn today?…..replicating the details doesn’t necessarily work….while capturing the mood does.