Saturday, 17 January 2009

Watercolour Sky

When the rain lets up and the wind blows the clouds away so the sun can pour through, this is what we get by way of skies in Wales this time of year. This was taken by Sharon, an artist friend of mine and the colours just got me thinking...

And this is what I came up with...

Chalky turquoise merino wool flitted through with some handpainted silk in ultamarine, bright pink and pond green

I don't want to spin it though as I think it will lose its painted quality. So felting it is. Probably into flowers for the edges of the shawl I crocheted while in hospital with Eden. The shawl is a heavy, dark grey - very like the clouds in the picture so it will come together nicely I think.

Hope you have a light filled day too.

10 comments:

quiltcat said...

mmm lovely capture of the cloud colors and wispyness! felting sounds like a perfect way of preserving both.

Deborah Godin said...

Love the comparison of colors and texture. If you felt some flowers, show us some pix please!

Patois said...

What a gorgeous photo. I can see why you'd be so inspired by it. I love what you came up with.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Sian,
I love what you came up with to capture the sky and clouds. Reminds me of the feeling of being under a canopy of clouds with the shades of blue that I love. You captured it so beautifully! Looking forward to seeing how you incorporate it into your shawl.
Nan

Lorraine said...

Sian- We all need some prettiness in our world, and you have captured it wonderfully.

Nicole said...

That's fantastic! I can't wait to see what it becomes!

Gina said...

Beautiful photo and I love how you've translated it into the wools.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Technodoll said...

You are one heck of an artist, my dear... I can almost FEEL the cool air on my cheek and smell the salty breezes by looking at your creation...

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That reminds me of the color of the neck scarf you sent me ages ago! Cotton candy blue.....I'll take a bite ;)

Kim said...

Lovely wool, Sian. I can't wait to see the felted flowers on the shawl :)

Kim x