Sketching in Sorrento

On a recent trip to Sorrento I did a few charcoal sketches of the view from  our balcony.

I find that sketching in monochrome helps me to concentrate of the composition rather than the colour.

When I create a felt picture using these images, it is easier to take into account the emotional and visual impact of alternate colour schemes.

Bay of Naples
Bay of Naples
View from hotel balcony, Sorrento
View from hotel balcony, Sorrento
Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento
Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento
Typical Italian pine tree
Typical Italian pine tree

balcony_webAnd here is a wall hanging inspired by the colours and textures of Sorrento. It is made from Merino wool, wool roving,  Indian cotton lawn fabric, silk fabric, Indian printed polyester fabric. For contrast, I defined the hill by needle felting pieces of cut wool prefelt made from Blue faced Leicester wool.

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