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Swimming. A Creative Muse

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Swim Meet
The competitive swim season ended a few weeks ago. With only a week left in summer, we will probably visit the town pool only once or twice more. The pool and swimming has been a source of creative inspiration for me for the past few years.

This summer I designed fabrics in the swimming/pool theme:
Pool themed fabric designs - Swimming Laps, Pool Tiles, Goggles. Fabrics for all the swimmers!
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here for more info on the fabrics.

and did two paintings:
Watercolor Swim Race by Eileen McKenna.
Swim meet warm ups. Painting swimming pools in watercolor.

Here are other swim inspired pieces from previous years:

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The last item in the slideshow (the “Vets” cards with goggles) was the first time I added ink to a watercolor. It was a turning point for me and has become something I do often.

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6 thoughts on “Swimming. A Creative Muse

  1. This is all so darling! LOVE the fabric!!!

  2. It is so fun to see how life influences our art! ๐Ÿ˜„ Your art is all so swimmingly fun, Eileen! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š Love the fabric! ๐Ÿ‘

  3. I’m glad you’ve pursued this. As a swimmer, I’ve always been fascinated by the light underwater…sometimes there’s a beautiful beam of sunlight in the water or a glint of indoor light on swimmers, but I’ve never taken the time to paint at a pool. (Too busy with laps). I haven’t been swimming lately, but your paintings are a nice reminder of what is possible. Thanks!

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