The Duke of Kupa

Jock’s embroidery of Celie’s peacock

The Duke of Kupa

23 Responses to The Duke of Kupa

  1. irmi says:

    What a gift it is to be able to do such gorgeous work! And what a gift that Celi received! One can just bow in awe. There must be so much practise behind and years of erxperience… I always thought that this are old and forgotten crafts and arts from long ago, shown just at museums. Did Jock learn that as a profession or is it “just” a hobby? – Kudos.

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  2. Astonishingly beautiful portraiture of a really handsome peacock!

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  3. EllaDee says:

    Gorgeous. Jock more than does his subject justice 🙂

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  4. Veronica Roth says:

    Holy smokes Viv that’s stunning. Jock is a keeper. 🙂 I want to try to paint the duke at some point and have already “borrowed” a photo or two from Celi. He really is an amazing creature, isn’t he?

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  5. Stopping over via C, who directed her readers here to see this lovely rendition of Kupa. Incredible talent you have, Jock.

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  6. Lynda says:

    Viv, If I had one tenth of Jock’s talent, and in only my little finger, then I would feel gifted. This is amazing!

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  7. Misky says:

    WOW! Gorgeous!

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  8. restlessjo says:

    Fantastic! Well reminded, Viv. It had gone out of my head. Does he do the design as well as the needlework? That really is amazing. Off to see some more.

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    • vivinfrance says:

      He starts with a) an idea then b) we search for a suitable photograph which I enlarge as much as possible and then print . He traces an outline drawing which he copies onto fabric. From then on he works from the photograph for colours and shading. H looks at the picture sometimes for weeks before putting needle to work.

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  9. cecilia says:

    How absolutely splendid, wow, I know you have heard this and said this before but that jock is a multi talented fellow and a true artist.. Now i know you said that maybe you would like to send it to me , but ONLY if that is ok with the artist, that is a tremendous amount of work right there, But just imagine how that would look on the wall of the coupe, which already has the beginnings of a peacock theme. We have even found a peacock swing seat for the verandah! And one wall is going to be a peacock blue. imagine! But live with it for a while yet, don’t even think of giving it away until you are ready.. I know you said you would but that does not mean you should. Love it! have a fab day.. we have had a few thawed days, we got outside and worked like crazy and now the weather is turning back to nasty cold (below freezing in the nights ) for another week, Sigh.. Soon though.. spring will be soon.. take care,, love to jock and tell him i am deeply impressed..c

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    • vivinfrance says:

      Jock does want to send it to you – we have no walls left to hang new embroideries and quilts on, and it would be a shame to hide it in a cupboard. It will be easiest to send it un-backed for you to get it framed to your choice. I hope that’s OK with you.

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      • cecilia says:

        That would be wonderful. Just wonderful. I have a framer here who will do that for me.. thank you so so much and once again thank jock.. you are sunshine in my day ViV.. c

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  10. siggiofmaine says:

    Viv…
    Thank you for sharing this…it looks to be impeccably stitched, the colors awesome…wonderful work to share with your readers. Jock must have the patience of a saint and eye’s of an eagle…not to forget the nimble fingers of an artist to have done this.
    Peace

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  11. sharechair says:

    This is beautiful!

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  12. That is beautiful

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  13. Our National Bird! Everyone in India is either embroidering or painting or drawing peacocks. We have peacock motifs on dresses, jewels, cutlery..and on a whole bunch of other stuff.

    Jock must have a whole lot of patience and talent to have done that.

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  14. Now, that surprised me! Impossible for me to comment on the stitching, but design-wise, AB-FAB 🙂

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