Pandagirl’s 1st Quarter Challenge 2017

Pandagirl’s 1st Quarter Challenge 2017

Last month Ruth Lane announced the 1st Quarter Challenge focusing on Fauvism. If you missed it, you can read about it here: 

I had a  hard time deciding what to do and looked through a lot of photos and pictures for inspiration.  Finally, I came across an old postcard from Hawaii of a ship on the sea under dark skies that intrigued me.

I decided I would concentrate on bold colors and simplified forms.   Here is my layout:


I used prefelts I had previously made and batts I had on hand. Please ignore my messy work table.  It’s hard to tell from the monitor, but the sail next to the green one is a teal color.  Here it looks blue. Also the dark blue boom above the body of the boat got lost because of the blue water. I didn’t notice that when I laid it out.

After felting:


I probably should have stopped fulling sooner.  I had used a Domestic 56 base so it needed shaving.  I couched some yarn for the masts and used yellow thread for the halyards (I believe that is the correct for the ropes connected.)

I decided to frame it.  I had an old frame I had used for papermaking and it fit perfectly.


I’m not sure if this is in true Fauvist style, but I was pleased with the result.  Have you started the challenge yet?


14 thoughts on “Pandagirl’s 1st Quarter Challenge 2017

  1. It turned out great Marilyn. I think its the right style. There seem to be a lot of variation under the Fauvism banner. I have an idea of what I want to do but I have to get some other work done first.

    1. Thanks Ann! It was hard for me to choose so I stuck with simple shapes. Good luck, I look forward to seeing your Fauvist interpretation.

    1. Thanks Nada! Sometimes simple is bestespecially when you’re putting together wild colors.

  2. I love the colours you used for the sky – definitely fauvist! I don’t think you should have stopped fulling sooner as the texture really suits the scene and the wisp of white running along the hull of the boat where it meets the water is fab – gives the impression of the boat cutting through. A great challenge entry so full of life.

    1. Thanks Lyn! I always like more texture. Ahh, you caught my little trick. While the whole is unrealistic I couldn’t help but add a little reality with the water and hull.

    1. Thanks Ruth! I was lucky to have a lot of choices for both batts for the sky.

  3. That turned out great, Marilyn 🙂 It’s making it easier to think of something to do seeing what others come up with first! 🙂

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