Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diane Christian Landscape felting workshop

I just attended a felted landscape workshop by Diane Christian.  Here are 2 of Diane's felted landscapes:

I choose a simpler subject for my landscape: rows of cultivated plants backed by mountains.

First is laying out the dry wool roving.

Then wetting down the wool.

 The dried wet felted base.

Beginning the needle felting stage

 Finalizing with needle felting.

It was great fun and Diane had great insight into working with the development of distance. Coupled with an on line color course I recently took from Carol McIntyre, also very worth while, I feel I have expanded my ability to manipulate color in wool, thread and/or paint to enhance perspective and distance in my works. Joanne