Here are a couple of photos of small snippets of my piece - taken in different light, the colors vary . Instead of trying to edit them to look the same, I'm showing them to you "as is" to remind you not to trust the color too much on your monitor or in photos!
These are the threads for my "Original" colorway - the Mountain Haze (main Watercolour) is shown at the far left along with the matching Waterlilies thread. The messy threads are Vineyard silks - I didn't have new skeins for the photo...purples and greens with a touch of blue, the piece turns out softer than you might think based on the photo.
This is Prickly Pear - rusts and greens with a touch of gold - I want to design something with this palette!
This is Kelsch - Kelsch is a type of plaid fabric made in France. Reds, blues, and tans, this will make an excellent patriotic version if you're so inclined (and American!).
This is Turquoise Trail - turquoise and rust with a touch of aqua - this will produce a southwest feel and I'd like to design something with this one too!
This is Rainforest - neutrals, browns, and greens, I refer to this as my Earthtone version and I know it will look great!
This is Tahiti - it's bright and fun and one of my favorite Watercolours of all time! This is my "happy colorway"! I don't think the photo does the threads justice...
Last but not least is Rose Quartz - this colorway was developed for a good friend to hang in a special place and coordinate with her decor. She gave me her pillow sham to use as inspiration and it is the background in the photo. It will produce a soft romantic feel with dusty pinks and greens. The 2nd and 3rd Watercolours are a little darker than I would like but they're the right shades and will provide good contrast.
Until next week, have a great weekend. I'll be stitching - I'm working on my 4th new design for the Nashville market in March! I'll be introducing a new series, something I haven't done in a long time...