Garden Folk Pattern Design

I've been busy over the last week getting to grips with creating seamless patterns in photoshop.  I've spent quite a bit of time playing in previous months and making little patterns here and there, but it's been somewhat hit and miss as to whether they're actually seamless or not. In fact more frequently than I would like they've had little glitches and errors and I just couldn't quite work out why! Finally though, the giant penny has dropped and now I'm a bit addicted! This is a re-take on the blue and white pattern I took from a vase of flowers I painted a few months ago. I'm in the process of loading these up onto fabric and products to sell online at Art Of Where and Spoonflower.

Garden Folk Pattern Design Arsenic Green Raspberry by Susie Batsford
Garden Folk Pattern Design Sage Raspberry Green by Susie Batsford
Garden Folk Pattern Design Natural Stone Blue by Susie Batsford

Enjoying the Little Things: Patterns

My adventure in simple patterns with CreativeBug has been continuing in the background of other work.  It's so therapeutic and is a great way to try some different colour combinations and become acquainted with my beautiful set of Turner Acryl Gouache.  At some point I'd like to come back to the paisley and paint it in several colour ways.  But for now the month ahead is very full with various other arty projects.  

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Patterns in Gouache

For Christmas I got an amazing spangly new set of 24 Turner Acryl Gouache paints, the colours are soooo vibrant!  So, what better way to try them out than joining in with Lisa Congdon's 'Daily Painting Challenge' over at Creative Bug.  Here's a little montage of the first 4 days: Gingham, Plaid, Scallop and Argyle. By the end I should have 31 patterns.. fun!

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