Blustery day on Trá Crua. Needle felt ©wildsherkin

Blustery day on Trá Crua. Needle felt

I have been given a little nudge to share my two exhibits in the recent Creative Diversity exhibition on Sherkin Island. So deep breath…and here we go. I had fun making the above needle felt picture and aimed to capture the rocky nature of Trá Crua (meaning ‘hard’ beach) and the changeable sky overhead. It all went a bit wobbly when I removed it from its backing, but we live and learn. I took this photo before completing it so I have added some more pebbles and rocks to the beach part.

Below, see my pastel of Silver Strand, using Rembrandt and Schminke chalk pastels.

Silver Strand, soft pastel ©wildsherkin

Silver Strand, soft pastel ©wildsherkin