Last year I took a class of History of Art at the local community college. My subject of interest was French Rococo style in painting. François Boucher is my favorite French Rococo painter. The reason behind was my crazy idea to try to reproduce some of his paintings in 1/12th scale.
While reading his biography I learnt that one of his students was Jean Fragonard who painted "Le Chiffre D'Armour". That painting stroke my attention so hard that instead of working on F. Boucher's painting I decided to reproduce Le Chiffre D'Armour first.
I found an image of this painting in the library book, printed out and I started working on the chart about 6 months ago, sometimes adding just 2 stitches in the chart using my computer program.
I've never been satisfied with the final result, always wanted to add something else or just change some colors. Another reason of my procrastination was that I couldn't find a fine silk for this work which colors and quality would satisfy me, until one day I found The Silk Mill, the finest silk that is more expensive than the other silk, they don't distribute it in the USA, so I ordered it on-line from the UK. I made a post about that fine silk before. So, I swapped the colors from DMC to The Silk Mill fine silk because my computer program allows to make a chart only with DMC floss.
Beautiful colors of The Silk Mill and I used 38 of them for this project!
Anyway, more than 2 weeks ago I decided to start stitching it. During the process of stitching I've still made a lot of changes in my pattern whatever it comes to the colors or other things. This is how it looks now, the little painting in silk:
I hope you like it!