Friday, 11 October 2013

Pure Aussie Wool

I have found inspiration for a series of watercolours I have called Pure Aussie Wool.
Whilst I have painted quite a few exotic animals I have not done much with those closer to home. Sheep fall into this category as Australia has such a large wool trade and there is never of a shortage of models as my travels to the country last week confirmed.
The trick of course is finding faces that look different as often sheep just all look alike.
I decided to incorporate "knitting" into my painting as I will then have a huge choice of colours and styles for my sheep faces.
Purl 1, Knit 1
Pure Aussie Wool
SOLD
I experimented adding this green scarf to the ram I painted back in August and I am now on my way.

As each new "garment" is finished I will add the unframed paintings for sale on my website and I hope that some Pure Aussie Wool finds its way further afield

Knit 1, Purl 1
Pure Aussie Wool
15" x 11"

21 comments:

  1. Dear Lorraine - these are very lovely and whimsical at the same time. When I was little we had sheep. They can be such sweet pets. Take care and have a great week-end.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, they are so cute when they are little

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  2. These are adorable!!! I hope the Aussie wool is keeping the creatures warm. lol

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    1. Bet they won't want to wear them soon, the weather is warming up

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  3. SO CUTE ! I love your idea for watercolors collection "Pure Aussie Wool"!!!
    Very interesting also read your last post,dear Lorraine!
    Have nice week end!

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  4. Knit one, Purl one, Love it ... BJ

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    1. I did knit years ago but now just paint

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  5. Adorable, they look toasty in their wool accessories! Beautiful textures and personality!

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  6. Oh these are awesome and funny , great works :-) Have a nice weekend.

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  7. Great idea Lorraine, and so well done! I love the all your series concepts for paintings.

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  8. A great marketing idea, Lorraine. Your animal paintings always have so much personality, and now with their wool accessories, even more so! Good luck.

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  9. Hahaha... A sheep in a wooly jumper who would have thought it. Love it. :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura, this series is sure to give me license for plenty of creative fun

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  10. fun project lorraine lots of scope ...glad you had a good trip .

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    1. Thanks Jane, I should never run out of ideas thats for sure

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  11. Hi Lorraine:) I love fun in art and you showed how to do it. Lovely paintings!

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