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Posted By KingCarl


'Holy War, Wholly War'

The title tells the story of the inspiration of this piece of artwork.  War is not pretty, war based on religion even less so, but I have received many compliments on this piece of art and the pattern, as well.  I think the pattern is beautiful.  It looks like it could be stained glass.  I could see this pattern used on a shirt, a scarf, a robe/kimono, or a shower curtain, and it would make a very nice wrapping paper.




I have two version of this pattern because of the photographic method and the outcome of the metallic paints used on this canvas.  What is seen on this pattern displayed here is an outcome due to using a flash during the photography of the original painting.  The flash "reflected" the light on the metallic paint.  The other version of this pattern was taken without a flash, so although it is a closer representation to the original painting, the outcome for the pattern is much more subdued, slightly less vibrant.  This is one of my favorite patterns in my collection, and that is saying a lot, given that I have hundreds of patterns that have been created from my artwork.







Posted By KingCarl


Years ago, I had a salt water aquarium in which I had two fish.  A French Angel, and an Orbic Batfish.  Both beautiful in their own way.  The Batfish had a body the size of a quarter when I got it.  But within one year the Orbic Batfish was the size of a dinner plate.  No kidding!  Its movements as it swam were amazing.  Orbic Batfish are not really that colorful, being brown, black, with a hint of gold throughout its body.  This painting is my "artistic interpretation" of my Orbic Batfish, a tribute to its awesomeness.  This was painted in June, 2008.




Orbic Batfish four-part tile.




Orbic Batfish full pattern.




Posted By KingCarl


'Full Moon Event'

This was painted in October 2004 after witnessing an incredible full moon rising above the Atlantic Ocean. The moon was very large and bright and it passed through a narrow band of clouds that looked more like fog.  As the moon cleared the band of clouds, the clouds were illuminated in a most spectacular way, which is why I refer to it as a "full moon event".  I have never seen anything like that and I remember it today as if it were a fresh memory.  But I really did not feel as if this painting captured the experience, although I like the colors in this piece of artwork.  I recently rediscovered this painting while moving some of my stored art around, and realized that I have never photographed this piece, much less tried it as a pattern.






This is a very "rich" pattern, even striking, if I do say so myself.  I could see the full pattern below as sheets, with the small pattern above as the pillow cases.  The pattern below would also make a beautiful robe or kimono.  Again, the possibilities are almost endless:  shower curtain, wrapping paper, upholstery, fabric for scarves, neckties, and shirts, plus much more. 




'Full Moon Event' pattern