After Alexander finished a portrait of his Grandma's dog Sassy at Christmas, he decided he wanted to turn his attention to figuring out how to hook landscapes. While our family was here visiting at Christmas, we went to Galveston Island and snapped a great photo of a gull wading in the sea. Alex came home and I got the photo transferred onto linen for him and he started to hook it with a bunch of wool palette swatches and scraps from my scrap boxes. It is a good thing that Sauder comes around once a year because it is real motivation to get these rugs finished. Here is Alex's rug mounted on a gallery wrapped canvas frame, all ready to be shipped to the exhibit.
Alex says about his rug: "I love doing landscapes. I learned that I needed to put very different values on the bird and the surrounding water in order to see the bird."