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.

SHOP

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!

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
PRINTS
HOME & LIVING


UPCOMING ART SHOWS

JUNE 18-19, 2022 – 33rd Annual Rose Squared Art Show Brookdale Park

Time: Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Location: Brookdale Park Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ
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SEPTEMBER 10-11, 2022 – GSSB Sheep and Fiber Festival

Time: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4:30pm
Location: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Ringoes, NJ
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LEARN MORE ABOUT ME AND WOOL PAINTINGS

How Did Wool Painting Begin
Wool Paintings
By Oksana / July 15, 2021

How Did Wool Painting Begin

It’s believed that wool painting came into existence in the beginning of the 20th century, in Germany. The technique of...

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How did I become interested in wool painting
My Story
By Oksana / June 15, 2021

How did I become interested in wool painting

I discovered "wool painting" technique in one of my favorite book stores in Saint Petersburg, "Bukvoed", in 2014. This store...

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What Is Wool Painting
Wool Paintings
By Oksana / May 15, 2021

What Is Wool Painting

“Wool painting” or “wool watercolor” is a technique used to create pictures, not by the method of dry or wet...

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