He we go anew!!!
Four Days back, the day started with that itchy feeling I'd been too long away from my passion.
As the holidays had started to loosen it's grip on me , it seemed it was time to dive back in. What a relief to get lost in painting this small piece. All white limbs were created by painting the negative (gray) space. I'm never satisfied by adding white ink painting atop a darker painted area as the continuity of the surface seems altered. Maybe seems a bit sick but I have always enjoyed negative space painting. Fabric now painted ( slight wrinkle in the rug look on left) ...... next to quilt.
Once background fill done, I added some thread detail on the cardinal, and did so with a goal of leaving much UNquilted. I am using a 100 wt poly thread which I love when thread seems called for but not in my face. 100 wt. is subtle.
I've come to standing back and reviewing a subject just quilted, and often find small areas warranting correction. In this case an additional bit of quilting . The pins help me remember where.
I think I like this Cardinal
Now DONE but for facing and other minor finish work.