Sanna (Mom)

I always loved this photo of my Mom--she said she was 16 when it was taken.

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Here are a few of the steps I used to create the piece.  You can see the outline of the rest of the piece through the white fabric.

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Here I'm blending in some paint colors, trying to make it look like fir.  Since the photo had no color I used my imagination to choose colors.

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Almost there, the painting now complete.

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Here I have started the decorative stitching to enhance the fir.  This really makes the fir look more realistic.

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I've also added some texture to the coat.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result of the portrait.

After it was quilted and the edge bound, I mounted the piece on a canvas frame so that it would hang like a picture.