"Avant Gard" Abstract, 36' x 48" Available. Inspired by Project Runway, Season 6, Episode 3, Ra'mon Lawrence - Coleman design
I can't believe it's already Day 20 of the Thirty Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Two thirds done!
In this Season 6 Episode, the cast of Project Runway found themselves on the beach in LA. And Tim Gunn in flip flops? For this week's challenge the contestants had to pair off and create garments as a team. The first look was "surfwear". And of course in classic Project Runway style, each team was forced to create a second "avant gard" look at the last minute.
When Mitchell was named a team leader, everyone who didn't get to be a leader looked terrified. Ra'mon looked less than pleased when he was chosen for the bottom two repeat offender's team. Mitchell couldn't focus, sew, or come up with good ideas. He even admitted to choosing Ra'mon to carry him through this challenge. Ra'mon did everything on the team and he actually designed three looks! Mitchell confessed to the judges that he didn't do any of the visible work. Ra'mon's last minute avant gard look made him the winner of the challenge. And in a Project Runway first, the teammate of the winning designer went home. Sorry Mitchell!
My painting was inspired by the free flow composition of this dress and the colors. It's one of the more avant gard paintings in my collection too ...