Below is Noelle and some of her recent paintings. Several years ago her family bought her a gift certificate for Christmas. She came to class saying she was not good at drawing and didn’t think she would be very good at painting. What she did have was enthusiasm and desire, in spades! Noelle eagerly wanted to learn to paint because she loved color. She started with watercolor but after awhile decided it wasn’t for her. The paintings below are all acrylics. They are lively and full of color. She is still learning and striving to become more satisfied with her work.
The photo above right was taken this past fall on our yearly painting trip to Ogunquit.
The painting below, is taken from a photo of a path near her house on Plum Island. She added a lighthouse for interest. Can you tell looking at her paintings that her favorite color is blue?
The next two paintings below, are her most recent. Noelle has started adding suggestions of people to her finished paintings. The one on the left, below, is a copy of a fairly famous painting so she will not be able to sell it. Notice the sense of depth she achieved! Good job Noelle! Copying paintings we like is a very good exercise as long as the painting is by an accomplished artist. The painting on the right is an original, done from a photo she took at a cranberry bog.
Below left, is Noelle painting outside. She happens to be blocking in the first stages of the completed painting on the right. Noelle, you look like a pro! Luscious looking garden!
Thanks for reading my blog. I love sharing all the goings on at the studio and showing you that everyone’s hard work is paying off.
Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study. (Sir Francis Bacon)
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)