Yesterday was a rough day for starting new projects. After I kitted up Madonna of the Garden I went to put her on my 20 inch scroll rods and they broke when I tried to put the frame together. They jammed and I couldn't get them put together or take them apart again. I finally found another set of 20 inch rods and got her on a frame. Then when I went to put the frame on my Gazelle stand the clamp broke. I ended up having to switch to my twin towers stand, which meant taking off The Awakening of Psyche and changing the size. I had the extender bars on, which run the entire length of the couch. After about an hour of fiddling with equipment, I finally had my stand set up and ready to go.
Here is my progress on Madonna of the Garden so far. She is going to be a slow project. Lot of color changes, very few large blocks of color.
Madonna of the Garden by Nora Corbett is described as: "Reminiscent of a Renaissance painting, the Madonna is calm and radiant as she cradles the angelic child. The lush fruits represent blessings and abundance. " What you see above is the blanket wrapping the baby Jesus. She is being stitch an a 32 ct. Lugana solo from Silkweaver.