This is a picture I completed earlier in the year and I was really happy with the sense of movement in the ti trees. North of the island there are a few Cape Barren Geese, but they are not always easy to find. This one has been framed.
Along with the rugged coastline and crashing waves that are common on King Island, we also have days of total stillness and tranquility. these are the days when the soft turquoise blue of the sea is magical.
This felted painting shows some of those colours.
Just completed this ‘painting’ in wool fleece. It depicts some of the rugged coastline on King Island and was very challenging. In real time it is better viewed from a distance, but that is hard to simulate with a photo.
The base is a piece of white wool felt (commercial) and then the different coloured fleece are layered to create a picture. The options after that are to embellish with machine embroidery etc but I didn’t do that this time.
As I progress I keep everything in place using The Fabulous Felt-O-Matic – a handmade needle-felting tool that has 36 needles fixed into a frame work which is pressed down on in a spring set-up. Hard to explain, so here is the link to Dianne Stott’s blog showing her unique invention.