Every needlework persuasion (that I have ever done at least once) has had the same lonely little jack pine in it. I guess because I was familiar with it, the design was simple and it was a scene that I never tired of.
With my new stash of fabrics dyed with potassium permanganate ................
'A pentimento (plural pentimenti) is an alteration in a painting, evidenced by traces of previous work, showing that the artist has changed his mind as to the composition during the process of painting. The word derives from the Italian pentirsi, meaning to repent.
Pentimenti may show that a composition originally had an element, for example a head or a hand, in a slightly different place, or that an element no longer in the final painting was originally planned. The changes may have been done in the underdrawing of the painting, or by the visible layers of paint differing from the underdrawing, or by the first painted treatment of the element having been over-painted.'
I truly wanted to do the older meaning of 'pentimento' .... a painting that shows through under the one on top but found that the newer version of pentimento (like peeling layers of paper signs glued over other paper signs), was probably going to be easier to manage with a fibre piece. A threadpainting over another threadpainting was going to be a bit difficult due to the many layers of thread that would entail.
It took me weeks to get my head around this one but one day, while in the shower (of all places) those two pines called me by name !
As soon as I was dressed I glued (Heat &Bond) a small piece of acetate (old lining fabric, I think) ... that had been dipped in last years pot of potassium permanganate ... to a piece of printing paper and printed the pines off, in B&W, onto this 'new' paper. I peeled off most of the excess paper and laid it on my dyed fabrics that I had cut and frayed to size ... I added a torn piece of pattern tissue paper (why not ?) and then one strip of silk that had seen the dye pot, too. These I melded together with a machine stippling stitch over a piece of black canvas.
*note: Heat & Bond did not work well ... it was sticky and gunked up the needle and broke threads ! ... but once I had that stippling done I didn't have any more trouble ... I love and recommend 'Wonder-Under' !!!!
The photo of the pines was going to be the 'painting' underneath. I then proceeded to add wisps of dyed wool and stitched them down.
I have yet to decide where and why I can add a string of lacy, black leaves that I made years ago and which go so nicely with these dyed fabrics ... we'll shall see !