I had fun with the stripes in Simplicity Pattern 4116 so I decided to run with a little series of stripes-and-patterns paintings. Today I just set up the playgrounds. Tomorrow I'll start playing, developing the series.
These pieces are small—3.5x3.5"—because I want to use them to make cards. Wouldn't you think I could whip up the whole batch in about 10 minutes?
Not that I'm complaining. Painting is painting, and painting is fun.
Just surprised at how long it took me to work out values and paint a few stripes!
That said, when I go to my studio tomorrow I can dive right in with motifs and patterns. I'm reminded of when I used to sew clothes and had to wash and press the fabric first, and then pin and cut the pattern pieces, all before I could get to the actual sewing.
I'm loving the imprecision of these starts, and the evidence of underpainting.