Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Daughter the Artist

I love watching my 6 year old daughter make art.  While driving home one day last week, I told her about an upcoming show at our local Salem Art Association for school children and of course she wanted to submit a piece.  I said she should think about, over the next couple of days, what she would like to make and she replied she already knew.  Boom, just like that.  My how I envy her decisiveness.  She told me it would be an abstract painting with lines and circles about storms, rain, and wind.  So after we returned I gave her one of my nice papers and she got right to work:

The beginning.

Apparently you need a crown when you work.  No one ever told me that.

Careful use of color.
A lot of water spritzing so the paper had to dry for a bit.

Detail in progress.

And now for the finished piece:

"Lightening and Rain Slashing Through the Sky"
Acrylic on paper.
Artist statement:  "The yellow is the sunlight, the blue is the rain, and the thing through the painting is the thunder.  I like abstract paintings and it is also because I like to squirt water on it so it makes the designs."

The children's show runs March 8th through April 27th at Salem Art Association in Salem, Oregon.


vivienne strauss said...

Beautiful work, Alex!

Carole said...

I'm going to get me a crown and a spray bottle!
Love your painting, Alex. Thanks for sharing Elizabeth.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you Vivienne! Thank you Carole! I have the spray bottle, but I will have to work on the crown myself.