Tuesday, July 14, 2009

background snow

I'm happy with the color of the background snow! To remind you, I thought all the silvers has too much "zip", the highlights were too glittery, unnatural for shadow areas. so, I used 7 strands of Accentuate, 4 of #389 which is a light blue, and 3 of #362, which is a khaki. Together they gave me the greenish cast from the trees that would be evident in the shadow in real life. the light picks up a shine, but no highlights like the shadows in the foreground.

take care,


  1. Glad you solved the problem, Kathy. I know the snow shadows were bothering you. Can't wait to see a photo of the whole thing!

  2. K: I know nothing about needlepoint so - the snow looks good to me!

    I couldn't agree with you more about Charles Faudree. I hated that contemporary house he did. He has done that before - and I've always hated it. But the clients are always rich friends and it's a lot of money involved, so you do what you gotta do. he can't be happy with it himself.