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!