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

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7 Responses to “Stripe Paintings”

  1. Anonymous
    April 1st, 2007 @ 11:45 am


    I would like to know if you sell your paintings. You can write to me at : brodeur.genevieve@videotron.ca


  2. Katy
    April 3rd, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    I do! Please contact me for more info


  3. Christa H.
    April 8th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    Seriously- love your paintings- they look like candy


  4. Anonymous
    January 6th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

    I am an art student and at the moment I am studying your stripe paintings! I would be so grateful if you could display a couple more of your paintings in order for me to display and write about them.
    Thanks for your time.


  5. katy elliott
    January 6th, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    hello art student,

    Do you have an e-mail?


  6. katy elliott
    January 6th, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    hello art student,

    Do you have an e-mail?


  7. MC
    January 20th, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

    Katy! i love those paintings! can i please buy some?
    could you share your technique in making the paintings?
    i do not want to copy, but i would like to do my own version and incorporate that style into my work.


    please email me!

    love, router


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