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Islamic Design

Double Vision

"Uncle Bob"

Tlhis work evolved into a demo about coloration. Just as quilters think about patterns large and small when they lay out their fabric pieces, I saw different possibilities with the outline of this design. I could focus on the stars and the arrows as in the upper half, or I could bring out two large paths, the chain of boxes and the broken blue octagon seen in the lower right.

Looking at a tiny thumbnail of my paint job, like the one on the menu page, I realized there was an unintended effect, that of a day / night juxtaposition.

Want to try your own painting vision (single or double)? Here is the design outline.

Source of inspiration: Alhambra Coloring Book. Nick Crosling.

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