Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Sea Change

"Summer Stripes & Flowers" -Mary Maki Rae 2012(c)
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I have to admit that I've always been smitten - design-wise - by stripes-!  They inspired this painting actually - which is almost completed.  Using some bright vivid summer stripes as a starting point on the round table - I then painted in two boldly striped pottery vases (recalling a favorite Moroccan theme.)  They hold some Zinnias - Geraniums - Cosmos and Bellflowers that are finally in bloom now - after the longest - coolest - rainyest Spring ever-!
To cool the scene - perhaps I'll paint in a pristine white dish with fresh Strawberries - to balance that little sprig poking out of the blue vessel.
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I was so amazed recently to discover these stunning examples of fabrics with stripes - arranged under a vintage Indian dhurry - Most Inspiring-! (see images below.)

Find more in:The World of Interiors - May 2012
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2 comments:

Kirk Dale said...

Hello,
I just found your blog which I am enjoying reading. I agree with you that that fabric is inspiring. There is something Regency and yet something Bohemian about the arrangement to my mind.
Bye for now
Kirk

Mary Maki Rae said...

Hello Kirk -
Thanks for your Comment -
I agree with you that the Striped Fabric is amazingly Versatile - Formal or Casual.
I guess that accounts for it's Appeal and Charm-!