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.
Browse my selection of original paintings made from 100% sheep’s wool and find a perfect artwork for your home or a unique gift for your loved ones. Also, check out the “Home & Living” collections that I created based on my wool paintings, so you can enjoy your favorite design everywhere. Whether you are drinking your favorite beverage from the mug or walking down the street carrying a stylish bag, lounging on the couch with a decorative pillow, or looking at the poster on your wall – my artwork in any form will delight you!
UPCOMING ART SHOWS
SEPTEMBER 10-11, 2022 – GSSB Sheep and Fiber Festival
Time: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4:30pm
Location: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Ringoes, NJ
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME AND WOOL PAINTINGS
How do I choose what painting to create?
It is not always easy for me to choose and commit to paint a particular subject or theme. Sometimes I...Read More
Materials and tools for creating wool paintings
People often ask me, what materials and tools do I use to create wool paintings. Besides the main material, wool,...Read More
Where do I get my inspiration from
In order to be surrounded by inspiration and find new ideas, I think it’s important to get out of the...Read More