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31 Painted Patterns

In January I joined in with Lisa Congdon‘s brand new CreativeBug class. A couple of years ago she taught a class on CreativeBug which was a daily drawing challenge. This new class was similar but instead of making a drawing each day we created a painted pattern. As you know, I love making patterns and I’m a big fan of Lisa’s work so this was right up my street . I also really enjoyed getting more familiar with gouache paint.

Here are the 31 patterns I made this month.

A Lesson in Patience


I did this drawing on Saturday while I was away in Bath. It’s the sugar bowl from the kitchen in the flat I stayed in and it reminded me of Liz Steel‘s patterned tea cup drawings so I decided to sketch it. The only art materials I’d taken with me were my sketchbook, a pen and a pencil so I added colour to this drawing yesterday once I was home.

Although watercolour dries really fast in this sketchbook, it didn’t dry quite as quickly as I thought, hence the pink-ish smudges on the right hand side. A sweet reminder to be patient when watching paint dry.