New Bead Painting in Progress!

I have been very busy lately! Recently, I started working on a new bead painting. This piece will be a city scene inspired by a photo I took while visiting Moscow.

beaded St Basils Cathedral felt Moscow Russia beadwork bead embroidery etsy painting

First, I enlarged one of the photos I took and cut out the image of St. Basil’s Cathedral. I used it as a template to create felt shapes which outline the architecture of the building. Then, I cut out more shapes, and stitched them together, creating a felt foundation for my subject (shown below).

felt St Basils Cathedral Moscow Red Square painting beadwork bead embroidery etsy

Next, I began stitching beads to the felt.. So far, I am using mostly gray and white beads for this piece. Some are Czech or Japanese seed beads, some are vintage beads, and some are gemstones (such as Ocean Jasper)..

seed bead art embroidery beadwork Russian Cathedral painting beading etsy

I plan to use many different types of beads for visual interest and to represent the beauty of the cathedral itself.

beaded Russian Cathedral felt painting bead embroidery beadwork etsy art

So far, I have completed 2 sections of this piece, with the exception of the spires which I will work on at a later date. How does it look?😀

bead embroidery Red Square beadwork painting progress etsy art  Moscow Russia

Due to the size and complexity of this subject, I think its safe to say I will be beading for awhile.. Please follow my Facebook page for the latest updates. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork!

3 thoughts on “New Bead Painting in Progress!

  1. Beautiful! I’ve found a like minded spirit! I to started to bring my painting into bead world or maybe it was the other way around ,(just kidding) actually the first time I added dimension to painting I did it with buttons and it seemed to give it so much more visual interest!
    Next beads thanks for the inspiration!
    Eve

  2. Every picture you bead is an awesome piece of art, I love your work. this will be another fantastic painting. I am looking forward to seeing the next stages.

  3. It is the beginning of MAGNIFICENT! Even now the patterns stand out beautifully. I am anxious to see the finished piece. What a project you have started! Best beading wishes to you!

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