Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
The Wandering Jew houseplant has leaves in a variety of colors, often variegated purples. This creeping plant belongs to the spiderwort family. Legend has it that the plant is named after a Jew who mocked Jesus and was condemned to wander on earth til Judgement day.
Currently, my art students are painting fall leaves using a variety of rhythmic compositions. I was inspired to paint the vivid purple and green hues of the leaves. Surrounding the leaves are vibrant orange and red flowing lines that add a sense of energy.