The colors of Milton Avery's painting, Autumn, are the kind of stunning mix that make me want to get out the clay and create beads. When Heather Powers suggested we have an Art Bead Scene Editors Take the Challenge Blog hop this month I readily signed on.
That swath of magenta arching across the painting is what inspired me the most and was my greatest challenge as well. Not an easy color to mix with the ceramic glazes I have. So my first beads were cold glazed.
Cold Glazed Stoneware Bead by Mary Harding
Cold Glazed Ceramic beads by Mary Harding
Night Daisy Cabochon by Mary Harding
Bird by Mary Harding
My second most favorite part of Milton Avery's painting is his use of shapes. I love those trees made of descending rectangles and tried to re-create them in a series of beads:
And finally, a group shot
Beads inspired by the painting Autumn by Milton Avery (some available in my Etsy Shop)
Be sure to stop by the other ABS Editors' posts. Links are below.