Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Stripe Paintings

Posted on | March 31, 2007 | 7 Comments

The Stripe paintings are part of large series of paintings that work with color and compostion. In my former life, I was Textile Design major in college. I loved textile design but I got a C- in this stripes & plaids rendering class. I just couldn’t get the stripes to be perfectly straight!

So this is my version. I love that my stripes have such terrific energy and personality. Straight lines are boring. The painting on top is really tactile…the image doesn’t give it justice.

I have a huge collection of striped grosgrain ribbon that gives me my inspiration. Go to a great ribbon shop on 38th street and 6th avenue in NYC. I can’t remember the name…it’s around the corner from M&J. Anyway, great shop that is filled with tons of striped ribbon.

So I am going to dig up some more stuff to amuse you. Let me know what you find inspring or fun?

I am always available via e-mail for questions. elliott.katy@gmail.com

Thanks to D*S

Posted on | March 31, 2007 | Comments Off on Thanks to D*S

Big thanks to Grace at Design*Sponge, for posting my paintings on her blog. Grace and I both work on the new HouseandGarden.com. Check out the new H&G site to find the best and coolest sources for everything concerning your home. All of us at H&G are having a total blast playing around with the format. I am so proud of all are great new features we were able to add! Find renovation projects, trends &#38 shopping, plants we love, wine&food weekly picks, the best of living green products and so much more. We really are a one-stop shop site for your home. We are updating content daily so be sure to check back to see the fresh new things we are loving today!

O.K. as for the paintings. I do have many, many more. I will post some more images on the blog today so that I can give you all a little taste of what I do. I am getting a lot of e-mails from people saying they are loving the stripe paintings. I have so many more!

Thanks again to Grace for reminding me to keep working on my paintings and to never forget the things that make us the most happy.

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