Scottish Painting, Felt Landscape of ‘Loch Shiel’, Scotland, Framed size: 47.5 x 46.5cm.

Scottish painting a felt landscape of ‘Loch Shiel‘ in Scotland.

TITLE “Loch Shiel”, Scottish Painting.
MEDIUM An original felt landscape made from wool and other materials.

Original Scottish Painting: (width) 31cm x (height) 30cm
Framed size: 47.5 x 46.5cm

This piece is based on a road trip I took to explore the wonders of the Scottish landscape (and whiskey).

I stayed in a hotel on the banks of Loch Shiel itself and took in the sights and sounds of the water lapping on the shore and the beauty of walking within this vast landscape.

“Loch Shiel” explores the rugged beauty and vastness of the landscape before your eyes. The feeling of freedom and in awe of the scene in front of you.

“Loch Shiel” featured in a famous wizzard film – can you guess which one?

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The original felt art was created using merino wool and other materials added to the top of the piece before wet felting.

I have added a large piece of cream material to create the beach at the front. I added some silk fibres to add texture. Once dry it was needle felted and sewn into with a sewing machine then finished off with some hand sewn embroidery.

This piece is professionally framed as shown in the close up image of it framed.

Framed size: 47.5 x 46.5cm

Framed in:-
– a white wooden mount
– white frame
– UV/ Museum Quality glass

*Colours/ tones may vary slightly from the photographed work.

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The Process

Drawing on my degree in Fine Art, I use merino wool in lots of different colours (as you would tubes of paint) and lay out the loose fibres of different coloured wool onto my base (as you would paint on canvas).

Once finished the next stage is to make these loose fibres of wool stick together using the ‘wet felting’ technique to make the wool painting into a piece of felt. You do this by adding hot soapy water and friction. The hot water opens up the wools scales and the friction (rubbing/rolling) binds them together. During this process the wool shrinks by about 15-20% and you end up with one piece of felt material.

Once the felted picture is dry I needle felt into the piece to sharpen some of the details.

The final felt art is attached to a piece of acid free mount board and framed as seen.

Click here to read more about the process.

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Postage

UK 1st Class tracked and signed for.

* International tracked and signed for (unframed only or please contact me for a shipping quote framed if you are not in the UK)

 

£550.00