Dessert with David --Linen and Thread

Capturing what I really wanted to say in this painting and writing about it is hard. I loved the evening, dressing up, being adults, talking, surrounded by old marble, and good music. I asked David to go with me to see a wonderful show of costumes by Jun Kaneko (here) and with that experience still in mind, even the dessert took on a colorful textile look. I tried to recapture it by sewing up a storm on muslin to show how the water shimmered in the glass, and even David's shirt rumpled with color. This is all sewn with browns and greys and is one of those projects you could continue to stitch and add depth to forever, until you've gone too far. A good lesson at any time. Life is tenuous, remember the moment. This measures 24"x 30." It is a painting just for me. 

Dessert with David  

Dessert with David