The video below has been a collaboration over three years and three artists: Carver Chouki Derrouiche of France; Videographer Brenikou, Macedonia East, Hellas, Greece; and me, Francine Champagne the tessellation Artist.Continue reading
A wonder filled exhibition in Metaponto, Matera, Italy starting this Friday, June 21, 2019. Three of my tessellation prints will be on display as part of the Filling the Void showing of MC Escher artwork and other contemporary tessellation artists. All is within the context of the Poetry of Primes event, during the 2019 Matera 2019 Cultural summer.Continue reading
These designs were structured using different symmetry groups, but using similar arcs pinned in a specific location. It creates a pleasing gradation enhanced with a colour blend.Continue reading
We did visit the American south west, years ago. It was a wonder filled month of exploring nature mixed in with stories of the past. This is where the Kokopelli character comes from. The land of red rock sands and the scent of sagebrush.Continue reading
Started off trying to do camouflage, but ended up with a #Zentangle kind of design. Friday afternoons at the McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC) are lining up to be a quite productive time slots as artist in residence. First day on the job, I came up with the Great Blue Heron tessellation. And yesterday, this one.Continue reading
For some unknown reason lately, symmetry group P31m has been number one for my latest efforts at creating tessellations. I’m not a big fan of mirrors in nested shapes, by far I prefer the fluid lines of other symmetry systems. Well, this guy showed up as a vampire in its original sketch.Continue reading
Similar topic — similar colour scheme. Great combinations and potential. And of course, one of my favourite topics — the dogs in our homes.Continue reading
The possibilities are endless with this design. Truly had fun designing this one. The fins are great for those challenging areas within symmetry group P1. Would look interesting on fishing gear!Continue reading
Originally sketched in 2016, this Tessellation I’ve redone quite a few times. As I get better skills with the software, I try new versions. This will be the third version, and this time done entirely on the iPad.
Always had tan dogs. Retriever-Labrador-Samoyed mixes. Now this is new to me. One Husky-Black Lab mix and one German Shepherd. Took me a while to get used to drawing black things.
Having fun with a few Zentangle patterns. This one is called #Cadent. A simple grid of circles is all that is needed to get going with this pattern. If you are drawing it by hand, link identical S curves between all the dots in a cascading chain of repetition, then rotate 90 degrees and repeat in this new direction.Continue reading
First time as artist in residence at the MAC, MacMillan Arts Centre, and there’s a snowstorm outside yesterday. Not one soul showed up, don’t blame them, I saw two pickup trucks in the ditch on my way back home. We are spoiled with the weather here, so we tend to forget our winter driving skills.Continue reading
For someone that doesn’t go out fishing, I’ve done quite a few tessellations on the topic. I made a quick inventory, and it raises my eyebrows. Maybe I terribly appreciate those that go out there fishing for me. Mmmmm, salmon, smoked salmon! Halibut. Shrimp. Bro should move out here and be my supplier eh?
Eck Master makes another appearance
Lai Tsi was an Eckankar Master from ancient China. He is easily recognized by his pointy little red hat. That is exactly what happened while I was sketching, tweaking a line in KaleidoPaint. Once I see a possibility, I run with it. Go with the flow, follow the hints and I will eventually find a way. A long process of give and take so that both sides are happy.Continue reading