Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Feeling a Bit Artsy


After receiving an entire desk full of art supplies for his birthday, Marcus has really taken to art. He has especially been interested in watercolors. This interest was brought on by reading Grand Canyon: by Wendell Minor that was given to him by my mother. He adores it and has been begging to learn to paint. I rented a Simply Painting introduction to watercolor dvd from Netflix. The instruction told us how to make a simple landscape using a single color. In our case, Burnt Umber. His picture is on the left. He is selling it for 99.00, in case anyone is interested in owning a fine piece of original art. The one on the right was done by me. I was ambitious and tried to put figures in my landscape. See how they look like little carrots? That was intentional. I think Frank Clark would be proud of me. However, I am not selling my piece. I am going to keep it as a reminder that I am not the artsy type.



Here is a second watercolor done by Marcus. He copied it from his now favorite (and before mentioned) book. He says that this one is for sale for 100.00. He wants everyone to know that he is asking such an expensive price, not because he want to get rich, but because a. the painting is very good, and b. he really, really, really wants to keep it. But for 100.00, he would really, really, really love to sell it! Of course for that price, it would come nicely framed and matted!

6 comments:

Tara said...

Very nice Marcus! Please tell your mommy she needs to go back to preschool and learn her left and right again.

Becka said...

LOL, I corrected it.

ba ewe said...

I think the painting that Marcus did would make a great grandmother present.

Carrie said...

Teee heee heeeee Veeeery cute! It would make a good Aunt present too *ahem*

tender arts said...

Please tell Marcus that his artworks are quite beautiful. God gave us so much beauty in this world- it is a gift to be able to capture a little of it on paper. Well done!

Dannielle said...

Great work, Marcus!

Perhaps we need to have a painting party. :) Watercolors are my favorite. It's been a loooong time since I've painted anything worth $99 though.