Last week I showed you a paper fabric laminated nuno felt bark sample.
It looked like this before stitching and painting.
I added some seed stitch, stem stitch and french knots. I used a hand dyed variegated wool thread.
I then started painting with a variety of acrylic paint colors. I mixed the neutrals from mostly red and green. In the close up photo, you can see the red and green a little better. I let that layer of paint dry and then decided I still needed a bit more of the darkest values to give it a bit more contrast.
Looking at the photo now, I might add even a bit more of the really dark. I also think I will crop it in a little closer to have less of the left edge. What do you think? Does it look like bark? The inspiration for this type of bark is Ponderosa Pine.