Our Ground Swell cross stitch was inspired by the 1939 painting by American artist Edward Hopper. It’s a stunning replica of an American masterpiece.
Ground Swell cross stitch pattern is a large, full coverage project and measures 54.4cm x 39.7cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth. We think you’ll adore the DMC blue ocean palette: turquoise, teal, peacock and sea green.
PLEASE NOTE: your download pack contains an extra chart that has been specially formatted for Pattern Keeper App. We recommend using PK to manage your project.
Here’s a little about the painting from the NGA website, the painting was acquired by the National Gallery, Washington DC in 2014:
In a vast expanse of open sea, a catboat heels gently to starboard as it navigates a course that has brought it close to a bell buoy. Under feathery cirrus clouds and a brilliant blue sky, the boat’s three passengers and pilot gaze at, and presumably listen to, the buoy’s bell, which tilts toward them as it crests one of a sequence of rolling waves.
Although Edward Hopper is renowned for lonely urban scenes that have led his work to be understood as emblematic of the mood of the modern city and the isolation of its inhabitants, he was also a dedicated painter of nautical subjects.
Edward Hopper was an American artist who lived from 1882 until 1967. He is famous for contribution to American Realism and his everyday subject matter — rural and suburban scenes of restaurant diners, gas stations, and home dwellers.
We’ve transformed some of his paintings (that are now in the public domain) into beautiful cross stitch projects. Check them out here.