Thursday, July 30, 2015
I have been working with my gouache paints lately and getting some interesting results. This is just a sketch I made. I can see some interesting possibilities for patterns in here. Sometimes I just like to make triangles. They fit together easily and I don't have to think too much. Right now I cannot think too much. Life is still in turmoil due to a family crisis and I can only tell you that it will be for some time to come.
In August we are going out to the Tucson house for a couple of weeks before school starts for my grandson here. Then we won't be out there again until Christmas vacation week. A long time. Light years really as our retirement plans have been put on hold. Don't ask.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
This is the first artwork I have done in a few weeks. Life is in turmoil right now. That is about all I can say about what is going on.
About a month ago I bought some new gouache paints. I have always loved working in gouache but my paints were so old they were hard as a rock for the most part. So I bought fresh new ones. Today I played with them and created a new pattern. It felt good to finally do something creative. Especially in a medium I really enjoy.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I found this lovely flower on my walk back from swimming yesterday. I loved the way it was decaying and had lost one leaf. It made it more interesting to draw. When I lived in Florida nothing gave me more pleasure than drawing dead and dying banana leaves. They really get interesting when they are past their prime.
So I made this pattern from the drawing. I am still working on the colors. When you make patterns in Illustrator it is easy to change the colors. In photoshop it is not that easy.
This weekend I worked on getting my logo/header to match all my other web sites. Every one of them had a different look. Not good. So now I think they have a more cohesive look.
I just love making patterns so much. There seems to be no end in sight and I am grateful for that!
Friday, June 19, 2015
For the one below I put it into Photoshop and using the offset filter, created this lovely pattern. It is not perfect yet. The offset filter is a bit trickier than making a repeat in Illustrator.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Enjoy your week!
Monday, June 8, 2015
I seem to really enjoy making what is called a "tossed" repeat pattern. A tossed repeat is a pattern that can be used in any direction. Seams don't need to match up when sewing with it and I think that is a good thing. When I used to sew I never enjoyed matching seams up!
So here is the pattern I created from this drawing in 3 different colorways.