|This tulip reminds my of the stripes on our flag|
I've also had a chance to do a bit of leisure art. I'm happy to report I've finished one of the needlepoint Christmas ornaments for my children. Here's a sneak peek:
|Not hard to guess what this one's about....|
Boring, boring, boring. So I painted over the quilting.
Much better.... except the composition really needs to be cropped. What do you think of this?
Personally, I like this closer cropping. It's still not a compelling piece, but at least it's a bit more interesting. While the paint dries I'll think about what to do next. Any suggestions? I feel like it needs a few splashes of orange somewhere, but I haven't figured that out yet. If nothing else, this has already served me well as a practice piece.