Islamic Patterns

Here are some of my variations on Islamic geometric patterns taught by Samira Mian.

I find it isn’t a creative but more a reproductive process that requires precision and concentration. As such, it makes for great relaxation. Once I finish the base pattern construction, I enjoy making my own additions by highlighting hidden patterns, removing some outlines to add a swirling motion or by adding a border.

All in watercolour on paper, between 150 x 150 mm and 250 x 250 mm.

April 2018