Friday, November 21, 2014

The End is Near.....

Of my classes that is! I have learned so much over the last 5 weeks it is hard to believe it is going to be over next week.  I was really enjoying my daily challenge with color and texture and pattern. I have learned that successful paintings don't always translate to successful patterns. Sometimes I toil away trying to make something work that clearly, is not working.

The pattern above is something I am rather happy with. It was purely an accident. I was getting frustrated with my work. It was beginning to look like everyone else's and who wants that, right??

I may have told you about the lotus pods at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago. They came in a bouquet of flowers. As soon as I got them home I tossed the flowers and kept the pods. I love the dried pods. The shape, the holes....everything about them gets my art juices going.

So I scanned in a few of my sketches but this side view really hit it I think. It makes an interesting pattern. And then I recolored the artwork because who can resist that recolor the artwork tool in Illustrator? Not me.

Here are some of the examples of the pattern in different colors:

This next one is interesting for the way the spaces between the pods came out. It really changes things up a lot!

Anyway, have a great weekend and stay warm!


Lily Iona MacKenzie said...

These are beautiful! Accidents are an artist's best friend!

Robbie said...

What fun you are and have had!!!! Keep it up!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Karen Isaacson said...

That's really cool. The pattern seems to change so much with each new color combination. I keep scrolling back and forth to confirm that it's the same image.