We are at the end of our 'spring break' - I insert the sarcasm because by the time we actually get grading and catch up work done - it is really the equivalent of a long weekend - hah. :) My parents came to visit from Wisconsin for the first part of break, and then we buckled down and did a grading marathon this week. I am all caught up on grading which means I had all of yesterday to work in my studio.
I got this guy done - I had previously done a small watercolor of this one, and had to do an oil painting as well. :) It was a gift from my G-ma Joanne.
I even spent a few hours cleaning and organizing.
I've also been toying with the idea of putting together an illustration portfolio, so I've been doing a lot of preliminary doodling in my sketchbook.
My friend John Statz and Zachary Lucky also stopped by DSU on their tour across the midwest. My husband booked them to play in a series of acoustic concerts he's been putting together for the University and the Madison Community. I had my Design II Color students put together a series of non-representational small paintings that were inspired by their music to show on screens behind them as they played.
I loved seeing their work outside of the classroom. :)
I'm also working on another collaboration with another music faculty member. Our next project is a landscape collage with very loose 'rules'. Once they are finished her music composition class will make compositions based on the works.
I can't wait to see how both the compositions and the collages turn out!