Friday, 1 January 2016

Fairy Tales Through Patterns

Over the Holiday break I was trying to paint and I was having a hard time with coming up with something. I looked at my old sketches and tried to be creative and it would not work. Finally I saw a painting of a girl with the title "Cinderella" and it hit me. I have been obsessed with patterns lately to the point I have considered putting up wallpaper in my home. So I thought what if I did a painting of a characters using hybrid of people I take photos of and I let the pattern on the picture indicate what the title and story is. See if you can guess.

If you guessed Snow White and Peter and the Wolf you are right. Neither painting is complete but I am trying to accomplish a new way of painting. I am combining printing with my images. Each apples was stamped with a stamp I made as well as the wolves. This is my combination of painting and graphic design.

I look forward to seeing where this exploration takes me. I have a list of fairy tales I want to do and will hopefully continue with this exploration. 

Sometimes simple ideas are the ones you can be innovative with.