Semester Project: Wild Country Side

Semester Project: Wild Country Side square repeat (8x8 foot)

The Wild Country Side design brief started by visiting local gardens/parks around the Philadelphia area, painting landscapes, plants and florals from life. My original watercolor paintings were then photocopied and arranged into a square pattern repeat.

40 watercolor paintings were created to create the Wild Country Side layout.

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I wanted miniature figures throughout the layout engaged in different activities from breastfeeding to taking selfies. 

The finished 8 x 8 foot collaged square repeat pattern. 

I then traced one repeat onto canvas. 

The next phases of the Wild Country Side project was to create a mood board with a completely different feeling from the original watercolor layout.  The colors I chose reflects a fall/winter platte while still having a joyful feeling.

Images found on Pinterest. 

The painting above is a 4x4 feet square repeat. My finial review went very well. Feels good to have created this much work in a short span of time.

I was also asked to photograph the painting above and put it into a repeat. Shm. So I still need to work on the the repeat but overall my professors loved what I created. Feels good.

I was also asked to photograph the painting above and put it into a repeat. Shm. So I still need to work on the the repeat but overall my professors loved what I created. Feels good.

Not done yet. Screen printing my design was optional.  I really wanted to see how my 5 color repeat pattern would look screen printed and mounted on lampshades, however I exposed the pink layer in the wrong direction so I wasn't able to mount it. I'm inspired to learn how to screen print yardage.