To help celebrate the holidays this year, I’m sharing two pieces – a sheepdog & pine basket. I painted this Old English sheepdog on a rock for a friend. Doesn’t it look comfortable? This breed’s fluffy coat makes them appear much bigger than they are.
I’m portraying this rock on a small pine needle basket that I usually display on a wall. Though I’ve made pine needle baskets before, I didn’t make this one.
This piece was in an antique store so I don’t know its history. I love the pinwheel pattern in the center. Some unknown artist put a lot of time into creating this basket. Its delicate center, surrounded by the strength of the bundled pine needles, is tied together with radiating lines of tiny stitches.
Hope you liked my sheepdog & pine basket artwork this month. Do you have artwork you would like to share? Include a First Friday Art tag on your post.
4 thoughts on “Sheepdog & pine basket: First Friday Art”
Amazing that anyone is able to create a basket out of pine needles! Thank you for sharing. (I love the cute sheepdog rock too. 🙂)
Thanks! When I made one, I fed the needles through a section of a plastic straw to keep them bundled together. Don’t think that’s how they did it in olden times. 😉
I’m so impressed by all the detail on your painted rock in the basket!
Thanks, Alanna! I used a teeny tiny paintbrush. 🖌