Here are the rest that I took of mats I particularly liked - well, not the last, but I'm saving a few for a different kind of post later.
These are grouped together, since many of them appear to have come from photos and others look as if they did.
|This panel of crows was very tall - nearly 5 feet and I thought the detail was amazing. The moonlight on the crows and the branches was incredible.|
|The foliage and the borders on this one were really well done.|
|I loved everything about this one!|
|You could disappear into those eyes. What a beautiful monochromatic study.|
|and speaking of monochromatic - I think this was called Aries.|
|Just a segment of this rug. The blue vein in the feathers ties it all together.|
|This is a c/u of the rug below. The dark lines make it look like an underpainting.|
|The palette and hooking style make this rug look really old, I think.|
|Incredible shading in the pine cones and the spruce and birds and I love the little movement in the background.|
|Another one that called to me from across the room. It is hooked very fine - almost looks like yarn.|
|The colours in the snow - the swirls in the shrubbery and the pulled up collar - I can feel the cold.|
|Doesn't that sweet pooch just stand out against that background? Love that birch too.|
|Ok, so I fell for the tilted head on the pup - along with everything else in the rug. The daisies echo the innocence.|
|I thought the background in this bluebells piece made it look like a snow globe.|