Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Aqua Siren

I drew with my students while Ahna Reichman posed for my Mixed Media Portraiture class this morning. She said that her red wig was part of a full mermaid costume, but she not have it with her, so decided in its place, to wear this dress. After yesterday's post, how could I resist drawing this aquabelle with her blue mussel shell bedecked wig??

(photo sent to me from Ahna's phone - a little blurry, but you get the gist...)



The colors in my drawing echo the colors in this fabric and these mandala magnets that are sitting on my sewing table right now... funny how colors can pop up and follow us around...



The painting behind Ahna was against the wall and we decided to put it on the stage as a backdrop becuase it echoed the colors in her wig and outfit. It belongs to a talented MECA student (I know not who...if any of my readers can solve this mystery, I'd be obliged!). Ahna remarked that she was in a friend's studio the night before admiring a painting of hers with the same color scheme...



Funny, too, how a mermaid can follow one around. There was one at the top of yesterday's post, and she swam into my class today....sans beard...

3 comments:

Don Gray said...

Spectacular! This should silence any lingering critics of aqua. :@}

martha miller (it's all art, isn't it?) said...

Thanks, Don! %*)

Dean Grey said...

Martha!

I LOVE the colors of the hair in her portrait!

The reds, pinks, oranges and purples look AMAZING together! I have to make a painting with those colors now!!

The mandala magnets are super cool too! What a clever creation! What will you come up with next!

-Dean