Monday, April 4, 2016

Serial Stripes

I'm working simultaneously on all four pieces in my current stripes series to get them up and running.

First, I linked them to each other with a shared pattern inspired by the leaves on a rubber tree plant I have in my family room.

  
  

Then, I let each one choose a line and circle motif.

  
 

After that, they each accessorized with something of their own choosing, and I let them each order something from the Lands' End catalog.

  
  

More tomorrow.


11 comments:

  1. LoL, Lands' End. Loving them so far!

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    1. Lands' End catalog came in the mail—great collage!

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  2. I like the leaf-formed shapes. Looks like someone has been sewing them on the canvas!
    I like this project. Is it inspired by Jane?

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    1. The leaf forms were inspired by the blind drawing exercise I did awhile back. Love that they look to you like someone has been sewing them on canvas! This project is inspired by Jane, and by you. Jane recently did some stripes paintings and a light went on that I could use stripes as a vehicle for playing with patterns; patterns are the current lesson I'm working on in my Jane class. Your current series, probably inspired by both Jane and Nicholas Wilton, inspired me to work in a series. I was also inspired/motivated by the fact that there are several family birthdays coming up for which I want to paint cards; working in a series is turning out to a fun way to come up with cards.

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    2. A really nice idea, to make a family of postcards! In that size you don't need to refrain from making a large series, in stead of only four paintings or so!

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    3. Oh my gosh, are you suggesting I could make a larger series???!!

      I could, and maybe I'll continue this series at another time, but not today! I will say, though, that this series has been very satisfying above and beyond the actual creating—I created them with the idea of making birthday cards from them, and the first card has now been assembled for April 17 and the second for April 22, and they look terrific! I'll probably post them eventually.

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  3. I think the leaves look stitched as well, love them. Dotty what items do you use to make your circles?

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    1. Such fun that these leaves look stitched—guess I passed the texture lesson in my downloaded class! To make these circles I used a plastic water bottle cap; a rubber gasket; a teeny metal doohickey from my husband's workbench (no idea what it is)—tiny and hard to hold but makes great circles; and the end of a foam rubber ear plug that didn't happen to print in the center … all with acrylic paint.

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  4. They have common characteristics in common, and yet each are so unique. So Dotty, so COOL!

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    1. Yay—that's exactly what I was hoping to create! That said, I've worked on one or two since posting the above, and the more they develop, the more their individual personalities seem to emerge.

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