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By Oksana / February 22, 2021

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 have so many ideas and desires, choosing something particular becomes stressful and overwhelming. Over time, I developed a strategy that helps me to organize this process. I try to follow...

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By Oksana / February 5, 2021

Types Of Wool

You might think that all wool comes from sheep or that all wool is the same, but this is not truethere are a surprising number of varieties. Wool differs in density, color, shininess, and other important properties, depending on its origin. 1. Lambswool Comes from: Lamb. Also known as "virgin...

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Where do I get my inspiration from
By Oksana / January 5, 2021

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 your house to take a walk, go for a run, or find a pleasant coffee shop for a nice latte. Since I create paintings with wool, the only place I can...

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How did I become interested in wool painting?
By Oksana / January 5, 2021

How did I become interested in wool painting?

I discovered this technique in one of my favorite book stores in Saint Petersburg, “Bukvoed”, in 2014. This book store has a huge selection of everything which is why I like to shop there. My wandering through the store took me to art and craft department and there I noticed...

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How to photograph a wool painting?
By / November 20, 2018

How to photograph a wool painting?

You've just created a beautiful wool paining, framed it nicely, and you want to share your creation with the world via a social media post on Instagram or Facebook. So, you take a photo and ... it doesn't look good. Most people take a photo of their creation framed and...

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Twelve bits of advice for the novice wool artist
By / September 27, 2018

Twelve bits of advice for the novice wool artist

Where to begin? What to do when something doesn’t work as you want? These are some of the questions novice artists may ask themselves, when they have a desire to start wool painting. So, what to do in this case? As an experienced wool artist, I would like to offer...

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What benefits can we get working with wool?
By / October 18, 2017

What benefits can we get working with wool?

Have you ever thought of why someone would choose one type of handiwork over another? I think the reason is part of our individual make-up and that each of us is looking for something to complete us, spiritually as well as physically. I won't delve into the scientific jargon for the...

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What does painting with wool give for children?
By / August 21, 2017

What does painting with wool give for children?

Wool is pleasant to the touch; this soft and gentle material of iridescent colors is ideal for bring out creativity in everyone. Painting with wool is special way to express your emotions and to create your own masterpiece without using brushes, paints, pencils or water; instead laying out colored sheep's...

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By / July 19, 2017

10 reasons to like wool paintings

I think everybody has heard about the many benefits that artistic creation has upon our lives. The artistic process helps us to: develop our personal sense of ‘taste’ and creativity; activate our imagination, fantasy and flights of thought; acquire the ability to work with our hands, by mastering precise fingers...

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Painting with wool – everyone can do it!
By Oksana / June 23, 2017

Painting with wool – everyone can do it!

I have been painting with wool since 2015. One common question I’ve been asked is “Do I need to know how to draw to learn the wool painting technique”? To answer this question let’s figure out what wool painting is. Painting with wool is similar to the applique technique, something...

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