09 April 2007
The Red Mug
Here's my painting from today... there's hot coffee in the mug, and the project on the needles is a mitred square for a stash-busting lap rug. Watercolour on Canson Montval Cold Pressed 300 gsm paper. The preliminary drawing took about 1.5 hours. The painting took about 4 hours, including drying time between sections. I'm quite happy with it, although I think the mug needs to be glossier and darker. Tricky to get just right.
The main yarn here is Lang 'Arte' (46% merino, 44% acrylic, 10% nylon) bouclé. One thing I've discovered with this project is I don't much care for knitting with bouclé! Too many thready bits 0_o
Still, I have finished one square, and it does look nice.
This design will be on my Knitting Art shop within the next 24 hours.