I'm loving this painting of stripes by rob nadeau, an artist I first discovered on design sponge last summer. Many of his paintings are wonderfully active and clashing, plus his drawings are fabulous, but for some reason, I'm most drawn to the stripe paintings. Is it because the simple layout allows me to really study the colors he's chosen? I don't know for sure but there you have it. Color, pattern and calm. A wonderful combination of things, to say the least.