Copyright Angela Bentley
This Embroidery was inspired by the colours and textures surrounding this Venetian Doorway together with the vibrant colours of the mooring posts.
The background fabric is silk noil which I have painted with silk paints.
The facade of the building was starting to crumble away, so to recreate this texture I layered snippets of different types of fabric which I free machine embroidered and then hand stitched to help create the various textures of brick and plasterwork.
Greater depth and shadows were added to the door, windows and water by the addition of transparent fabrics such as Organza and Chiffon.
Architectural details and the reflections in the water were then hand stitched.
Frame size W 50 cm H 44 cm Sold