Wool Paintings by Oksana Ball


WHAT IS WOOL PAINTING?

“Wool painting” or “wool watercolor” is a technique used to create pictures, not by the method of dry or wet felting, but by placing multiple colors of dry wool in layers on a quilted fabric surface, then topping it with glass. When the fibers are compressed under the glass surface, works of art fashioned from wool appear as if they are watercolor paintings. It is only when you come closer that you realize they are not painted. Under the weight of the glass, the multiple layers of wool blend together to form an image, which is lively, colorful, and very bright. These images are so real, that you can almost taste the berries & fruits, touch the trees, and smell the flowers and grass. When looking at the wool paintings, you can also sense the movement of air masses and bask under the heat of the sun, as well as embrace subtle traces of the scents of mountain air or tidal waters. Wool is a living material and, because of this, the paintings come alive.

Every wool painting is a unique work of art. I gently place each fiber with my fingers, thereby offering the essence of my soul to the viewer and charging the picture with my energy. Once the painting sparks the atmosphere, there are sure to be emotional conversations between people, covering all levels of feelings and sensations available. Wool paintings bring happiness and warmth to your home, provide a welcome mood for relatives and friends, and are a sincere and one-of-a-kind gift to loved ones for any occasion!


WORKSHOPS. LEARN HOW TO PAINT WITH WOOL

Group, Individual and Online Classes for Adults and Kids

Painting with wool is very easy for the beginner. It isn’t necessary to be a painter or to know how to draw; you don’t even need any experience working with wool. To give life to your masterpiece, you just need wool, a picture frame, and your desire to create.

In my classes, I provide you with all of the materials and instruction required for you to create a one-of-a-kind work of art to cherish for years to come. I’ll guide you, step-by-step, through the basics of wool painting — in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Join the growing world of fiber artists creating amazing things out of wool!


UPCOMING ART SHOWS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 – ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL – HOBOKEN, NJ
OCTOBER 6, 2018 – 7TH ANNUAL KINGS COUNTRY FIBER FESTIVAL – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
OCTOBER 13-14, 2018 – FALL FINE ART & CRAFT – BLOOMFIELD/MONTCLAIR, NJ


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