Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Monday, 27 September 2010

The Pink Tiger

Over the weekend I painted some silk ties. The subject for the europeanstreetteam challenge is stripes. Of the three I made I chose Tiger stripes for my entry. You've heard of the Pink Panther now meet the Pink Tiger !

I like stripes and choosing the combination of colours that can be put together. I have some Missoni towels that are beautiful enough to be displayed as wall hangings. I first saw them in a fascinating Missoni shop window in Bellagio on Lake Como. I gazed at the shop window for ages as I don't think I had seen Missoni stripes before.

On the subject of tigers I was interested to read that each tiger has a unique pattern of stripes.

I painted the stripes freehand so the pattern on this particular tie is also uinque.

Another tie that I painted is shown below. It is called Candy Stripe and makes me think of a kind of cylindrical sweet that is soft like marshmallow and has different colours swirled together.


Myfanwy said...

Lovely. But where is number 3?

Colours and Textures said...

The ones on the post are no 3 then no 2. No 1 is a pale pink tiger and missed the photo shoot!

Julie G. said...

Tessa, I LOVE these ties...so vibrant and different. I even sent a link to my x!@!
He wears ties all the time.

Colours and Textures said...

Thanks Julie!

Star of the East said...

They are lovely and original!

ira said...

Wow, pink and stripes? I love them both!:)