Here is the complete painted canvas. Now I can start picking threads. The key on the right shows each shade I will need, so I can make sure I have all the fibers necessary. But I will refer back to the original photo for fine-tuning of the colors.
One note: I have not been reporting my progress in real-time. Painting actually took me about a week, and since then I have moved on to stitching. I’ve been reporting in bite-sized chunks, both for your understanding and to break up the writing :-).