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Topic: Vasily Kandinsky's "Joyous Ascent" 1923 (PIC HEAVY!)  (Read 5854 times)
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littlesquares
« on: August 03, 2012 06:31:39 PM »

Hi everyone! I am new here, and this is my first post!

This is one of my more recent pieces, I started it April 16, 2012 and finished it on July 20, 2012. I had been wanting to do a reproduction of this piece since 2006ish but it took a few years to perfect the stitches I ultimately used here. I wanted to form smooth curves and lines with cross stitch without using a backstitch. I used some french knots to create the dotted look in two spots, and used a small amount of back stitch in two other spots but the vast majority of all the stitches are cross stitches and variations on the cross stitch. I am so happy with the way it turned out! it is about 9"x12"



here's a really bad side by side comparison of the original and mine


some close ups:





Thank you for looking!!

--diane
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012 07:07:14 PM »

I think you did a great job of transfering the painting to the needlepoint structure. It was definitely a challenge. What's your next goal?
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muddy21
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012 09:36:15 PM »

Kandinsky is a favorite of mine, too.  You did a terrific job on this! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012 12:11:01 AM »

Beautiful and well done for doing it all in cross stitch. I would not have thought it possible with this design.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012 07:35:55 AM »

beautiful, great detailed work.  Did you frame it?
I think Kandinsky could be a great source of more inspiration too.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012 07:12:24 AM »

Very cool. I am in awe of your smooth curving lines.
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littlesquares
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012 10:00:27 AM »

I think you did a great job of transfering the painting to the needlepoint structure. It was definitely a challenge. What's your next goal?

Thank you, i worked really hard to try to maintain even the textures of his brush strokes the best i could. I'm not sure what is coming up next. i was thinking of starting a new series of portraits but not sure!
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012 11:01:36 AM »

Thank you everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012 11:22:17 AM »

This is so lovely.  You completed it so swiftly too.  Beautiful!
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littlesquares
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012 11:26:00 AM »

This is so lovely.  You completed it so swiftly too.  Beautiful!

Thank you! I was so surprised with how quickly finished it too, but I have to credit quitting smoking the day I started it, so I think I worked at a frantic pace to keep myself busy and away from that nastiness! haha.
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