Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A trickle of new canvases
I've seen much discussion on the web about the next canvas. David McCaskill in LaJolla and Meredith Willett in Lexington are both teaching classes. I'm not crazy about Halloween as a needlepoint subject, but this canvas just grabbed me (maybe it's because of my own shoe collection?).
This canvas is an oldie, but goodie, from Susan Roberts. Years ago we had this as a pillow model with multicolored perle cotton cording and the same multicolored perle in huge tassels. It was such a hit with grandmothers that one of them eventually purchased our model. It's also ideal for a footstool or a child's chair seat.
Vero is separated from Vero Beach by the intercoastal waterway. If you have the opportunity to take a boatride up or down "the river", you may encounter our local porpoises who will often accompany boats. These canvases from Princely are so reminiscent of those porpoises.
Another Princely canvas is a reproduction of a William Morris design. The flow of the acanthus leaves are so sinuous and pleasing.