|Harry in the Attic, Marker and Pastel, ©2010 Katelyn, Age 10|
|Harry Inside / Outside, Marker and Pastel, ©2010 Cailey, Age 10|
Cailey's Harry also explores interiors and exteriors, a little more abstractly. In her piece Harry is looking beyond a window from the inside out, looking into an artist's studio. Check out her incredible use of markered contour lines, unity of colors and very interesting structure to her artwork.
|Farmland, Marker and Pastel, ©2010 Maddie, Age 6|
|McDonald's Harry, Marker and Pastel, ©2010 Ava, Age 6|
|Leaf Series, 8" x 24", Mixed Media, ©2010 Rachel, Age 7|
|Leaf Series, 24" x 8", Colored and Pastel Pencils, ©2010 Noa, Age 9|
|Sea Turtles, 16" x 12", Colored Pencil on Watercolor, ©2010 Will, Age 10|
|Crayon Reflection, 20" x 16", Acrylic on Canvas, ©2010 Phoebe Nezamis, Age 15|
Finally, the painting above was recently finished by Phoebe, a freshman in high school. Phoebe's been taking lessons with her mom and brother since last summer and is also a very creative thinker. The project intent was to develop a still life painting in acrylic, after learning to mix colors in gouache and draw an object from observation in charcoal. After several, maybe ten or more, thumbnail sketches Phoebe came up with this clever composition which utilized a mirror! Super challenging! She did an excellent job at replicating the colors of the crayons and then coming up with an engaging compositional structure. Her idea was somewhat influenced by Wayne Thiebaud, and probably a little of Richard Diebenkorn. The yellow background was my suggestion, as one of several options. What a stunning piece!
My students currently are working on some exciting pieces and getting ready for our TraillWorks Student Show set for March, coinciding with Youth Art Month. So look for my Student Saturday post next month with info about the exhibit and more new student work.