I was off this weekend to Diane's for some serious fun and felt. I got my usual room at the D&D B&B.
(I just *love* this bedroom)
It is a lovely old ranch house that offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for invited guests only. There is a fabulous felting table and my most wonderful friend who is an excellent felter that lives there.
I have been hankering over doing some landscape felting with Diane's Art Expertise to help me understand the magic of light she manages in her work.
I started with a picture of the swamp behind my house.
Diane talked about ways to look a picture that I've never thought about before. Lights and darks foreground and background were discussed. Then she tempted me with tubs of color....Oh My! How do you choose?
But I chose neutrals and greens. Lots of greens and some blues actually.
And on it went for a whole day. Until I had this:
But the swamp is twiggy...with lots of branches....and more darks.
This is after wet felting and before the final touches.
More shadows and dark on the water were added after this. Then after 2 nights of wine and staying up until after midnight I had to head home.
Thanks Diane. I had the most wonderful time and came home with a gorgeous piece to hang in my living room. I learned wonderful things that will help me look at scenery a whole new way.