mixing the lumadyes. i love this paint. it's liquid watercolor, so it's completely transparent.
i really like how the boundaries are transcended by the paint. it looks so soft and adds another layer of interest.
starting to add the "stitches".
this is the pattern that i painted for the odegard rug design competition. i adapted it from the embroidery pattern that i did for my class earlier this semester. i can't actually show you the final piece, though. the rules of the competition explicitly say that i can't publish my design until the winners have been announced. if i'm a winner, i can't publish it until after the award ceremony in april or may! geez, odegard, way to cramp my style.
so, here's the partially finished version. this painting was 12"x18", the biggest i've ever painted. and let me tell you, it was hard to paint this big! even though it was just lines. and the thing about painting is... you can't really fix anything. at least not in a design like this one. it's there forever. i can cringe all i want (and oh, did i cringe), but it's not going anywhere.
you should really check out the odegard link i gave you up there. it takes you to their rug design gallery. stephanie odegard, the head designer and owner, is an amazing designer. i love almost all of the designs!