03 Apr 2012 1 Comment
The girls started on their art projects today. They have until the end of April to finish them and they both made a great start today.
Grace is entering in a show called ‘Adapt’ where she needs to adapt a book into a piece of art. The art will be for sale at a silent auction and the proceeds are split 50/50, Grace is then splitting her 50 between Save the Whales and maybe CMA. Of course, she chose a book about a whale, Ibis – the first whale rescued from a net. Here is the work in progress.
After painting her ‘canvas’ white she added blue sand, once she started painting the background the sand really gave a cool texture to the paint.
She drew lines to separate the scenes so that people get a sense of what happened in the book.
Ibis and her friend Blizzard need to be added to the first section (the one with the kelp), the boat is ready in the second section, we need to get a small wooden box that will hold her plastic humpback figure, then she’s wrapping netting around it. The third scene off to the right still needs a humpback figure, boat, floats and words. The last scene at the bottom will have two flukes splashing in the water. She’s still not sure how she will add the whales, will they be a collage of words on paper? Painted? Will she use old airport maps? She’s thinking about it.
Bethany has a harder piece. It has to be in the theme of ‘water in Colorado’. It is juried, so not every piece will make it into the show. She is competing against adults. Again the piece has to be for sale and the artist gets 65% of the take.
Here is the start of her piece, she’s making a mosaic out of the mountains.
Her sunset is on its first layer right now.
The paper rosettes that make up the river are starting to fall into place. She needs to make a bunch more. Still to be added – rocks where the river falls back, the landscape in front of the mountains and the other layers for the sunset.
This is the first time the girls have used wood as a canvas and it’s the first time they have to work on a piece that has layers and takes more than one day. I think they are both headed in the right direction.