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.