Last week I was motivated to try another embroidered blind contour and like the last two, I used the stem stitch almost exclusively. But this time I attempted a person, which is clearly not my forte (I'm much better at dogs and gym shoes...) I'm not totally thrilled with the result. It's not photographing well, either. But I do like the solemn mood of it... This is (supposed to be) a portrait of one my favorite late musicians jamming on his saxophone (it still sounds wrong saying late...) He was a remarkably talented & successful woodwind musician but when he was onstage he seemed to prefer to hang back in the shadows. He would come out for a solo, blow the audience away and then slip back into the hazy darkness. For that reason, I decided to use fabric and embroidery floss with very little contrast, both in dark, smoky colors, to try to capture his reserved yet commanding presence.