My May was spent working on a large commission, a dream project with some unexpected challenges. The main culprit was working on a much larger scale than I (and my computer --- omg so painfully slow) were used to.
In a nutshell : I spent many days in my studio pleasantly creating happy light-hearted images of beach creatures that I can't wait to share with everyone (yes! there's more than I shared in my IG stories). I learned a lot about my work-limits and my computer's work-limits. AND (most important IMHO) I learned that I need to spend more time creating art in the physical realm and exploring outside. Too much time in front of a screen is... just yikes.
I am not sharing that project yet because it's not completed, so I decided to share something I worked on in the Fall of 2016.
THIS GORGEOUS SERIES OF ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR & INK NAUTICAL KNOT PAINTINGS > > >
When the designer sent me these photos of the finished room, I was ecstatic. She knew exactly how to make my art shine in this cozy yet crisp space. Her website is thecleverdesigner.com
Knots Featured/Requested by the Client :
- Carrick Bend
- Fisherman's Bend
- Figure 8
- Beckett Bend
- Lovers Knot
- Double Sheet Bend
* I am not (*knot) a sailor or Girl Scout or Certified Knot Aficionado. I started painting knots when I was commissioned to paint Save the Date cards (Get it? Get it? Do ya?). I was further inspired to paint more because of the way light & shadow wraps as the ropes twist around each other. Because of their intricate yet predictable structure, I find painting knots incredibly relaxing. Give it a try yourself sometime... xx