Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stripes

I am fascinated by artists who can do stripes - simple stripes! - that are compelling.  Taking a simple idea, one of the simplest of patterns, and making it rich with subtlety.  Here are a few examples from artists I admire.

Take a look at Kathleen Waterloo on Pinterest.  Here are a couple of her stripe pieces:
Kathleen Waterloo

Kathleen Waterloo
I am particularly in love with the way Jylian Gustlin works stripes into her vessel pieces:
Jylian Gustlin

Jylian Gustlin

Jylian Gustlin
Daniella Woolf does beautiful stripes in encaustic; and Leonard Ragouzeos in his teeny tiny gouache pieces:
Daniella Woolf (this is a screen shot, thus the word "next" in the upper left).

Leonard Ragouzeos

Here is one of my first attempts to do a large (large for me, 22"x30") piece in stripes:
"Stripes, Yellow", my work, 22"x30"
This piece, "Stripes, Yellow", is now available as a print on Fine Art America, along with forty more pieces of this scale.  Take a look at the new uploads!

11 comments:

  1. I love this new direction and soooo love this new piece! It's one I have needed to study for years, but have never taken the time except to be fascinated when I see others doing it to study colors. I am going to make it a point to visit each one of the artists you featured here-- their pieces are so rich.

    Two I've followed in my past quiltmaking life are Nancy Crow and Michael James- both well worth checking out (sorry for the lengthy links):

    Nancy: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1088&bih=614&q=nancy+crow&oq=nancy+crow&gs_l=img.3..0l9j0i5.4087.10822.0.13349.10.9.0.1.1.0.368.1749.0j6j1j2.9.0....0...1ac.1.58.img..0.10.1762.yzAAkI0PEz4

    Michael: https://www.google.com/search?q=michael+james+studio+quilts&biw=1088&bih=614&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GHpaVIW6E9e5ogT65ILIAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg

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    1. gads, sorry, I didn't realize that links aren't enabled. If you would like to see their work, you can do as I did and input their names into a google image search box. :)

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    2. No worries. I am familiar with the artists you mention. Love 'em!

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  2. Superb examples! I'll be checking out those links.

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  3. Love the new stripe piece Jane! My fav of the other artists you mention is Jylian Gustlin - I've been following her work for several years.
    Jennifer from Pender Harbour, BC

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  4. Lovely lively stripes! Some of these images are reminiscent of the Gees Bend quilts.

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    1. Oh YEAH! Something so compelling about the simplicity.

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  5. Like the examples, but esp. like the one on the bottom--I think because it lets my eyes relax while I look. The others have a lot of wawawa contrast--wow!

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  6. So glad to see all your uploads on Fine Art America!! I've got one now on my Christmas list!

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  7. I adore these pieces - thank you for this post.

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