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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

felts from photographs

Last week I posted some photographs which I took as inspiration for felts. Some were trees at odd angles and I must admit they were a complete disaster! I tried to cut corners by working straight from the photograph and not sketching a simplified version first. They ended up being much too fussy and I had to discard them.
There was also a small landscape with a cottage, fields and a row of trees. I had much more success with that one.

  As you can see I changed the picture quite a lot and only included the elements which were important to me which were the cottage and the line of trees. I changed the fence to a wall and put the sheep in the picture. They were actually in the field but not in the photograph. That is the wonderful thing about being an artist. You have license to move things around to suit your needs!


  1. Good way to lead one through seeing the vision through the inspiration. I like your post.

  2. I love this piece of work, &, yes you've used artistic licence, but you can definitely see your end result in the original photo, or is it the other way round... ;)

  3. Thanks for your comments girls. I'm catching up with laundry today ( don't you just hate it when real life intrudes) but I will be concentrating on the trees next I think.

  4. Have dropped by after you kindly left a comment on my blog. How gorgeous your work is. I'm now following your blog and your Etsy shop too - look forward to seeing more lovely felt pictures.