Somehow I think these two pieces go together. I painted the second one spontaneously on a scrap piece of paper with leftover cheap paint, after seeing photos of beautiful black lacquered folding screens with gold leaf in an Art Deco book. Sigh. Art Deco furniture is so beautiful that it pains my heart to look at it. The contrast of primitive materials such as roughly-hewn wood with luxe finishes like leather is exquisite.
Ornate Japanese patterns
As you can tell, inventing prints is a wildly addictive exercise. I used mixed media including markers, pens, watercolours and watercolour pencils. I think people should wear more printed clothing. They contain so much fun and personality.