These little critters are created by needle felting. I've seen them online and wanted to give it a try, so here is a collection of my first attempts. The technique is fairly simple and inexpensive. Just requires a little patience and a willingness to poke yourself with a really sharp needle now and then.
The painting is something I'm working on in the studio. I found that really cool vintage bakers scale at a local antique market. It will lend itself to many still life paintings to come!
September 24, 2009
Well, he's off on an adventure. Last week I drove my boy up to WesternWashington University and got him set up in his dorm. He'll be sharing this tiny apartment with four other guys... can you imagine? It's been said before, but boy does it go fast. One minute you're building legos with him and the next buying stuff for his dorm room. Yikes!!!
September 22, 2009
September 16, 2009
September 14, 2009
I'm excited to see the gloves in the gas can painting are starting to really look like should. Getting there!
September 13, 2009
September 12, 2009
Pumpkins, Orange Drink and Cow paintings are finished! Red and yellow birds and the master copy still in progress. The floral is a new image. I found the flowers at the local farmers market, $5 for the whole bunch! Normally I wouldn't work on the flowers and neglect the rest of the painting but in this case it's important to get the flowers before they wilt.
September 9, 2009
The landscape is about 90% there, just some tweeking in the lower right and possibly on the cows. The figs are complete. Our local fruit market had them and I couldn't resist. If they still have them this week I may have to do another painting. I'm feeling pretty good about the progress on the gas can still life. There are many hours to go but I think the start is good and solid. The last is an old master copy I started a while back and just brought out to finish. It's mostly for practice but also pleasure,