These "stitches" are the marks of coastal clay deposited from the geology of Whatcom County's Chuckanut formation and coal from an exposed seam in Alger, Washington. Creating this piece was a mindful practice, much like hand stitching. I enjoyed noticing the character of each little mark as I made them, one at a time.
It is 22x30 inches, on thick cold press watercolor paper.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this original painting.