It’s a delightful canvas, you love it. But the colors just don’t seem quite right to you. I’m not talking about changing the colors to be something different. Instead I’m thinking about canvases such as The Meredith Collection ornament pictured above where the colors on the canvas don’t necessarily match the colors of the object in real life.
I always thought that you stitched the colors on the canvas until I stitched the Elizabeth Bradley Trout kit. When you buy a kit the thread colors are provided for you. My canvas had bits of blue on it. My threads did not have this color. Happily there was a color key. Looking at it I discovered those blue intersections were actually stitched in a shade of green! I had two colors of pink thread, but one went on the red intersections.
It had never occurred to me before but canvas are road maps to help you stitch!
If the threads needed for a canvas, as is the case here, would be close in color, some designers choose to push the colors apart, making them easier for the stitcher to distinguish. That was the case on my trout and that is the case in this golf ball. If you play golf or have seen golf balls you know they are white with lots of dimples. On this canvas he dimples are easy to see because they are painted light blue.
Could you stitch them in blue? You certainly could. If you wanted a realistic gold ball instead you would stitch them in light grey. If the canvas was painted in this color the dimples would be harder to see, making the canvas harder to stitch. Now you have a choice in your stitching change the color or keepit as painted.