New drawings.

I had to take a step back and do new drawings showing color ways and keys to textural elements. It was getting too confusing holding the three different panels in my head. I enlarged the original drawings and using Prismacolor pencils and pastels I put my color and texture ideas to paper.  

The drawings provide a key to base colors and transition areas as well as some tasty nuno felting techniques. One of the techniques is marked by red circles. The red circles will be silk embedded under the wool. The wool will be cut away to reveal the silk and the edges will be refelted to smooth them. This will add a pebble-like transition from one painting to the next. 

The photography is awful but will give you an idea of my color thoughts.

The photography is awful but will give you an idea of my color thoughts.

The non-blue colors indicate silk, gauze or cotton elements that will be added into one of the last three layers of each drawing. The layered colors will blend during the felting process to create more colors and transitions.