Hello

I’m Oksana Ball

A self-taught fiber artist and founder of “WoolPictures”. Since 2014, I’ve been exploring the “Wool painting” technique, also known as “Wool watercolor”. I like to describe it as using nontraditional materials like wool fibers to mimic traditional painting and drawing techniques. Instead of using paint and a brush, I USE 100% MERINO SHEEP’S WOOL to create the effects of layering color, creating texture, and providing depth. The images are crafted by layering wool fibers atop each other on a flat surface and pressing them with glass to remain firmly in place; after which, they are nicely framed. I DON’T USE ANY PAINT, WATER, GLUE OR NEEDLES! My goal is to elevate the craft of wool painting and push the boundaries of this fiber art to be more revered as an artistic medium. So, I create highly detailed pieces that often surprise people when they learn the medium is wool. My work consists mostly of landscape, flowers, birds and animal pieces.

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UPCOMING ART SHOWS

AUGUST 20-22, 2021 – Michigan Fiber Festival

Time: Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm
Location: Allegan County Fairgrounds
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SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2021 – NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival

Time: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Location: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
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SEPTEMBER 18-19, 2021 – The 37th Annual Rose Squared Art Show

Time: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Location: 274 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ
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OCTOBER 16-17, 2021 – The 22nd Annual Rose Squared Art Show

Time: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Location: 473 Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
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LEARN HOW TO PAINT WITH WOOL

Join me for an online painting with wool workshop where you can make your own masterpiece. This class is great for beginners and fun for experienced felters!

To create paintings with wool is not necessary to be a painter or to know how to draw. You don’t need any experience working with wool.

Wool painting is a meditative process which has therapeutic effects. When the soft, supple wool fibers are touched and manipulated, you involuntarily calm down, reach a harmonious state, and release your soul in flight. How amazing is that?!

I will guide you through the process of wool painting which gives you the skills to create an amazing picture with some lovely watercolor effects and textures using wool fibers. Classes are held via Zoom. The class is about 4-6 hours long with a 15-minute break every two hours.

Join the growing world of fiber artists creating amazing things out of wool!