Monday, November 3, 2008

Three Women and a Peach


My next painted canvas is from Squiggee. As you might expect, this is an Asian design showing three women, one of whom is looking down at the peach in her hand. The canvas itself is the brown (not ecru) canvas in 18 count and the women wear rather muted colors. The circle surrounding the women is 7 inches in diameter. The official name of this canvas is "Three Geishas and a Peach." Here it is on Squiggee's website.
http://www.squiggeedesigns.com/

Despite the theme of this canvas, it is my first Japanese geisha piece. I normally choose more realistic and Western interpretations. To see what I mean, check out this Susan Treglown design of three young women.
http://www.elainemagnin.com/threegeishas.html


Or this Michelene Love Snow Princess.
http://elainemagninneedlepoint.stores.yahoo.net/snowgeisha.html

Contrast these more Western versions of Asian women with the first four HP Designs ladies on this page which are more in tune with how women are depicted in Japanese art.
http://www.hpneedlepoint.com/ASIAN5X5.html

My Westernized views of geishas turned out to be the biggest stumbling block with this design. Next time I'll explain why my views of what a typical geisha is had to be put aside to stitch this piece successfully.

Jane/Chilly Hollow
Main blog at http://blog.360.yahoo.com/chillyhollow

2 comments:

  1. I hope so, Pat. The original design is beautiful and I hope I do it justice.

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