The Pink Cloud, Antibes by Paul Signac

Ok, this is the last pointillism piece I'll do for a little while. The piece is The Pink Cloud, Antibes by Paul Signac (1916). In the original work, the ship and edges of the water are green, but I actually like the black appearance that emerged. Note: I used the "enhance image" option in the advanced options. This had the effect of darkening the boats and edge of the water, and so they came out looking black.

This demonstrates some of the differences (ok, problems) that can be introduced by the advanced options, but since the site is completely free, you can test different options to see what works best! If you wanted to stitch this, you may want to substitute greener colors for the grays and blacks in the pattern. Which brings up the second reminder point: we do our best with matching floss colors, but depending on the light some flosses look significantly different, so always double check that the colors we suggest look reasonable, and feel free to substitute other flosses as necessary.



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Paul Signac Breakfast
I really like the idea of pointillism, and how it matches up with cross stitching, so I'm going to continue with a few more cross stitch patterns of famous pieces of pointillism. This one is Paul Signac's Breakfast (1886-1887)
Stitching this with a relatively small floss count on white aida, so that the background shows through the stitches, may produce a pointillism-like effect. If you try it, let us know how it turns out!

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Seurat-La Parade
I thought it would be interesting to make a chart for some pointillism paintings. This is the famous piece "La Parade" by Georges Seurat (1889).
Stitching this with a relatively small thread count on white aida, so that the background shows through the stitches, may produce a pointillism-like effect. If you try it, let us know how it turns out!
Have a chart you'd like to share, or a completed stitch you'd like to show off? Let us know!

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Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 74 stitches wide by 120 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of Cross Stitch Pattern