Wow...April flew by!
Seriously...it really did. Any art teacher can tell you spring is hectic- I know it has been for me. In addition to the day to day teaching we had to get the seniors all finished up (their grades are due tomorrow!)...add testing on top of prepping work for shows, finishing up with AP portfolios and trying to get all the clay pieces fired- it's intense! I think that probably played a large hand in the month seeming to pass by so quickly.
For the most part, I stuck to the color theme throughout the series. I did introduce a little bit of yellow (which blended into orange a few times when it hit the magenta) but overall it was a pink and green tropical extravaganza!
A few things happened within the series...like, for starters- sometimes I left out the figure entirelyand just played with the tropical leaf shapes, and that was really fun for me.
I also fell back into one of my old favs, Alphonse Mucha-inspired hair! I forgot how much I loved those curvilinear lines! I really played around with this style in my earlier 2012 pieces...maybe that will be my series motif for one of the summer months...
Towards the end of the series I revisited the idea of the leaf shape as an accessory, and even added some floral pieces.
Here's the whole series all together;
I will be making a few additional related pieces to this series to go with the annual art show Brent Bludworth and I have each spring at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery. I think I am going to keep all of that under wraps, maybe just post snippets in my Instagram and Facebook stories and then save the full reveal for our show opening. We are working out the final marketing details, but I will be posting info about the show as soon.
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