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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Cabana stripes on canvas

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cabanastripes
I painted these stripes and plan on adding the words “by the sea.” The stripes make me think bleached/weathered wood, beach, cabana. I was inspired by a small sign I have. I’m going to experiment with layouts and transparency on the computer. Once I have a layout, my plan is to print out the letters and make a stencil. I’ve never really painted letters before. I’m glad I can play on the computer before touching the canvas!

Here’s how I created my stripes.

  • I used a ruler, to make sure the stripes were somewhat straight. First I added the base color of the stripe.
    cabana1
  • While, the base color was still wet, I blended in a lot of white (to make it look bleached) and a little light brown (in streaks). I also added the a thin stripe of the light brown on the edges of the colored stripes.
    cabana2
  • I made the stripes different widths. I wanted it to look like different sized slats of wood
    cabana3

Read Part II – Creating Stencils to add lettering to a canvas

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

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