I think someone has it in for me with the Inspiration Ave weekly challenge. I finally decide to enter and last week it was the Seamstress and I hate sewing, then this week it is Harlequin. What is the first thing that comes to mind, clowns and I hate clowns. Sewing machines and clowns have something in common, they are both very mean beasties. I have had a dislike of clowns since I was a child, don't know why, just feel very uneasy around them. So there was no way I was going to scare myself and paint one of those awful things.
One thing I do love are fish, and there is a harlequin fish, so my entry this week is a harlequin fish with a border of harlequin patterns. My normally very square husband (he is a maths teacher, so that says enough) suggested I blend the pattern with the fish and that is what I have done. I got two surprises, one that he thought of it and two that it looks quite effective.
Mr H (as I now affectionately call him) is painted in acrylic on textured paper and the harlequin border is just a print out on copy paper and stuck on with double sided tape. You didn't think I was actually going to paint all of that patterned stuff now did you? I did paint the pattern within the border and the bottom right pattern is darker on purpose, to look like it is in shadow but it looks more like I messed up.
Had a busy week out and about so not much art has been done, let's hope next week is a better one.
For those of you cold in the snow, my latest post about summer, may be a bit upsetting :)