Mares Tails and Mackerel Scales

Rowena Scotney, an artist who is inspired by clouds, recently sent her painting “Mares Tails and Mackerel Scales”. She told us she was inspired while lying in a field, next to a granite outcrop, looking up at the sky with her son, buzzards and jackdaws above and around …and close mooings of cows in the next field. It was a beautiful July day in West Cornwall, UK… before the changeability and the rains!

She works mainly with local, ethical wools – wet-felting and needle-felting and then embellishing with stitching and small beads. She loves how this phenomenon is sometimes called ‘ciel moutonné’ (fleecy sky) in France, ‘Schäfchenwolken’ (sheep clouds)! in Germany and ‘pecorelle’ (little sheep) in Italy :) – So apt for the felting medium!

You can see more of her artwork on her website

3 thoughts on “Mares Tails and Mackerel Scales”

  1. Rowena Scotney avatar rowenascotney says:

    Just wanted to say thank you Keelin so much! for your wonderful and kind comments x rowena

  2. Patricia L Keelin avatar Keelin says:

    Wow! Rowena, your work takes my breath away! Your expertise with felting technique is obvious, and viewing the many beautiful images on your website became a multi-sensuous experience as I could almost feel the soft textures of wool. Love the colors you choose, the subjects and compositions. Poetry may well inspire you, and I can easily imagine your work inspiring poetry.. Thank you, CAS, for introducing us to this fine and talented artist.

  3. Rowena Scotney avatar rowenascotney says:

    Thank you, wonderful to be here!

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