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Bunch of Poppies - Anemone Simple

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2 June 2008

Bunch of Poppies - Anemone Simple

Anemone Simple, plate 37 from Choix des plus belles fleurs et des plus beaux fruits by Joseph Redoute is the painting that Trish Burr based her embroidery on.

http://www.art.com/asp/display_artist-asp/_/CRID--458/PG--1/posters.htm?TNID=2&ui=D37EDB3DC7C4427A87174AEC7ABC8DA9

shows the original painting.

Yes, I know the painting is called "Anemone Simple" and I'm calling them poppies. That's because the recipient wants them to be poppies, and they look similiar enough :-)

Here's Trish Burr's version as a reminder :

  • Mr Rodoute's pale flowers are even paler than Ms Burr's

  • His red poppies tend more towards the blue-red, which, interestingly, I am also going to use (tho mine will be even more blue-red and darker)

  • In simplifying the leaves (which really had to be done, or we embroiderers would have gone nuts), Ms Burr orphaned that leaf that I was talking about in the last post - the one on the outer edge of the red poppy.
In Mr Redoute's painting, you can see that that it isn't orphaned.
In my fix to cover that now extraneous pen line, I'll accidentally be going back towards the original version, in a very simplifed sort of way

Here is a version that I found, still in progress, being done by a lady called Anna Maria Selehar

http://www.stitchamaze.com/guest_gallery_ams.html
with the actual picture being near the bottom of the page and at http://www.stitchamaze.com/enl_guest_ams_anenomes.html


and here's mine, a bit closer up than in the last few pictures :

(remembering I purposely swopped to emerald green leaves rather than olive ones to suit my blue-er colour scheme)

Ms Selehar's stalk is 'punching' through those leaves as well *smile* - although she has done two seperate leaves it does give that illusion unless you look closely at the stitch directions, which are slightly angled away from each other in the two leaves.

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2 Comments:

Blogger MargB said...

Wow again! It is lovely to see some other work also. Thankyou for the references. You are really coming on - and I love the way you are sharing the trials and tribulations with us all. Thankyou

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Blogger MargB said...

I should have said "the trials and tribulations" of the design - I don't want to be misunderstood

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  

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