I had to cheat a bit with tonight’s painting as I’m sitting in my B&B in Scarborough and I forgot to bring a leaf with me! I’ve travelled up a couple of days early for a bit of a break before attending a wet felting workshop in Hutton Buscle with Jenny Pepper.
I went for a walk along the sea front this evening and meant to gather a couple of leaves on my way back but it completely slipped my mind so instead I’ve worked from a photograph I found on the Internet.
I worked with Intense crayons and an extra fine Pilot HI-Tecpoint V5 pen.
This beautiful 3D picture was one of several produced by Sheila during our needle felting workshops. Sheila worked with Merino wool and other mixed fibres, on a white felt background, to create a stunning autumnal scene. The picture focuses on the fallen leaf which was felted separately and added loosely in order to create a 3D element to the artwork. Felt is a fantastic medium for creating pictures – you don’t have to have the ability to paint but once you have mastered the basic techniques of felting you can produce fabulous artwork using the wool as your paint substitute. Adding other mediums such as organza or tulle fabrics, metallic threads, beads, etc. can also provide interest and added depth to your work. Keep watching for more great examples of felting produced in our workshops.
Needle felted autum leaf – 3D picture.