For one week each summer, I teach stained glass at a placed called ‘Camp’ Camp. It’s a great deal of fun to watch people who have never done stained glass before come in and make themselves something to take home (and Camp itself is just a blast in general). After this past summer (August 2013), one of my new students who is also an artist decided to start drawing some patterns and then sent me some to use. This striped fish is the first one of those I have made. I have great appreciation for KCJ’s willingness to share her ideas so I can offer more pieces.
What I love about this striped fish is its blend of realism and whimsy. It’s simple and yet has potential for so many color choices and textures. Measuring 4.75 inches wide by 4 inches tall, it’s perfect for any small window. In fact, you could get a whole school of them to fill up a larger window!
Visit the gallery to see the initial school of striped fish. You’ll find a blend of blues, green, yellow, purple orange… endless possibilities! Sometimes it can be a real challenge to come up with color combinations, especially for new patterns, but this one is easy. I am looking forward to seeing what other color and texture combinations I can use as well, and creating a whole ocean full of color.
Enjoy, and let me know what colors you would like to see!