Rio Grande in rainbow
Part of my ongoing train series which transforms the smokey plumes of vintage locomotives into playful clouds of color and swirl.
The embroidery is created directly onto the vintage postcard using French cotton embroidery thread and hand-dyed silk thread. The original image is of Pennsylvania's New Hope Steam Railway.
The vintage postcard measures 3 1/2"x5 1/2" and is framed in a custom 6"x18" blue frame with acrylic back which allows you to view both sides of the artwork. The smoke plumes have been lightly stiffened to stay in place. The artwork will be signed and dated in pencil on the back.