South West Harbor Revisited by Theresa Wells Stifel


This mixed media piece was inspired by a summer vacation last summer.
The sunset was setting, causing a myriad of colors to light up the harbor and reflect off the boat.

The abstract water has a lot of texture so I wanted to create texture on the boat too so the composition would be balanced.
As the boat has finer details if I tried to do create texture with paint I felt like I would lose the detail so I moved on to my other favorite tool, am embroidery needle.
The stitching on the boat is hand done with needle and colorfast embroidery floss. At least eight different colors were used to create the weathered effect I was seeking.

The painting is balanced from afar but reveals its secrets as you come closer.

Gallery wrapped canvas is painted on all sides to may be hung framed or unframed as you desire.

Dimensions in inches
height 24
width 24
depth 1.5

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