Update January 13,2023.
When the water is smooth, finding a color and stitch to use is easy. But what if you want to capture the feel of a choppy, open sea?
Finding a good solution for this has always eluded me. That is until now.
I found most overdyes, which might be good to capture the changing colors of the water to be too bold when changing color. In addition they rarely include white or light blue to show those occasional glimpses of whitecap when the wind whips a little crest.
When it came to stitches, I felt as if most things I tried were just too directional. So I never got the choppy feel of the water. Since I live on an island, I got to think about this pretty much every day when I cross a bridge.
I wanted the backgrounds of this pirate series to reflect the open ocean and sunny skies. To my delight, this thread from