Monday, July 16, 2012

New Yarn Painting ~ Pug On a Red Rug

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the new yarn painting I just finished!

I have titled it Pug on a Red Rug, and I had so much FUN making it!

I took lots of photos while I worked to show you the process of him popping to life from a photo to a yarn painting.

All you need is a drawing or photo that you would like to fill in with yarn.

It can be an abstract, landscape or figure... whatever you enjoy most!

I love yarn painting. 

It is FUN, relaxing and there is not a right or wrong way to work. :)

You will find little tricks that you like as you go.

One thing I like is to plan the shapes I want to fill in so that I can relax into the process easily.

To do this, I always go ahead and place the fine defining lines in before the larger filling in begins to make sure I do not forget to put them in.

Ta Da!

I just love how it turned out!

I have made this image available on note cards and signed prints in my Etsy Shop for you to enjoy.

I love it when friends share their stories and photos of what they are working on.

Recently my friends Georgie and Lynne showed me their yarn paintings.

Please let me know if you make one too!

I would love to see and feature it on the blog too!

Melissa & Archie


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Ohhhh, so gorgeous and the expression is priceless!
It was very interesting to see how you do parts with small things like the nails and nose and then fill them in, I was wondering about that.
Lynne x

Mitch and Molly said...

Your new yarn painting is just beautiful, Melissa! You are such a supertalented artist!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Meredith LeBlanc said...

We love the blue with the red and puggy wrinkles. The yarn really captures pug texture well :)

Meredith & Scarlet

TinaW said...

This is really wonderful! Thanks for including the action shots as well.

Mare said...

I love this new yarn painting! His expression is so sweet...

What Remains Now said...

I love it! And, I must try this. I'm addicted to wrapping vases in yarn and decorating them, so I know I would love this.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh wow is this cool or what!!!
We love this yarn painting, and the name is just perfect!
We love the red rug and blue in the sky..
and just love those eyes!
Thank you for sharing more detail.
Oh how fun it would be, to be able to come over to your house and do one with you!

Cowgirl Red said...

That looks like fun! Terah

Carolyn Dube said...

Fabulous yarn painting! The pug is perfect for this!!