In August, when I was visiting my sister Tiffany, she wanted to try her hand at a big portrait of her daughter Madison. When I was creating the palette dyeing process and developing my own colors, my sister was also creating her own palette and testing the process with me. So she has a complete palette of her own 67 colors in 8 values each. So she had everything she needed for her portrait project.
As some of you know who have been following my blog, for the last year and a half I have been working with color in my hooking in order to create a simple procedure to hook gorgeous portraits. I call the procedure VIP (VALUE INTENSE PALETTE) Hooking.
My sister is the first person other than me to put my procedure to the test, and wow, the results are stunning! All I did was share the five color hooking principles with her, and three months later, she was done with this fantastic over-sized portrait of Madison. She brought the rug (Madison) to my house at Christmas and it knocked my socks off. It reminds me so much of the famous portrait of The Girl with A Pearl Earring by Vermeer. Madison is captured by her mother in this hooked piece better than any photograph could. She is a true Mona Lisa. Tiffany hooked it in a #6. It is about 2 feet by 2 feet, and bound with Canadian Show binding procedure.
Here is a picture of my sister and her daughter holding the rug in front of our tree.