Thursday, March 23, 2006

Feet


This week I have attempted to adapt another of my kids' paintings.
My son did this watercolor for an art class assignment in high school when he was sixteen.
Mine is a 9x12 inch acrylic and ink painting on a board.
It took much more time than I anticipated and I haven't quite finished it, but I so love his imaginary cityscape that I have wanted to make my own version of it.

I'm not sure what this has to do with the topic, except the Okapi does have four feet.

16 Comments:

At March 23, 2006 1:25 PM, Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Wow, the cityscape is stunning and the addition of the animal (is it a deer?) is inspired! Fantastic piece.

 
At March 23, 2006 1:35 PM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Very cool interpretation of your son's painting (funny picture of him). How lucky that both(?) of your children share your love of art. I love this critter by the window, whether he is real or imagined.

 
At March 23, 2006 2:38 PM, Blogger Bron Smith said...

I like your bold use of color.

 
At March 23, 2006 2:41 PM, Blogger carla said...

Flights of fancy and vibrant colors are apparently a family trait! Your son't watercolor is impressive, and i love what you've done with it. The zebra is, of course, a wonderful addition:>

 
At March 23, 2006 4:44 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

that's so cool! your kids are talented just like their mum. i too love the addition of the animal, gives it your surreal twist.

 
At March 23, 2006 6:55 PM, Blogger Toni said...

another great painting with those lushes colors.

 
At March 23, 2006 7:57 PM, Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Wow, your son paints well too. Great adaptation. It works for me for the topic.

 
At March 23, 2006 8:26 PM, Blogger gudbrandsdottir said...

Fabulous cityscape! I love the colours you use in this picture.

 
At March 24, 2006 2:06 AM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

Amazing these collaborative family works!!! I have never seen anything like this! A family of artists and that work so well together!!!Your son's painting has a familiar yet distinct vision and your colour influence on him is apparent, your finished art is fantastic!

 
At March 24, 2006 7:57 AM, Blogger CATRAVEN said...

Fantastic!As always the colors and execution are masterful!I love the theme, It is a "duck out of water"type senerio. The expression of the opaki is wonderful.

 
At March 24, 2006 8:28 AM, Blogger Sally said...

It's very cool and I love the addition of the okapi.

My daughter hasn't created anything I'd like to copy - her drawings and paintings are still fairly primitive. Though she likes to copy my paintings.

 
At March 25, 2006 8:34 PM, Blogger andrea said...

I love it -- nothing like using your kids for inspiration! Does your son still draw/paint?

 
At March 26, 2006 1:01 AM, Blogger Twisselman said...

The Okapi has adapted to the urban lifestyle. And, yes, she has beautiful feet. And your illustration is beautiful, period.

 
At March 26, 2006 8:00 AM, Blogger Jaimie said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I'm always inspired by them. My son is an engineering grad student who probably doesn't have time to draw, but he is a talented musician. Soon I'm going to be working on an adaptation of a drawing my father did when he was a teenage soldier in WWII!

 
At March 26, 2006 9:40 PM, Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Awesome how you were able to use your son's artwork!! AS usual...LOVE the colors and your technique. But...please..make sure he doesn't jump!

 
At March 28, 2006 1:55 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love this piece, I have seen that african animal in the zoo often, keep forgetting what it's called!! It indeed has the most unusual fur pattern!! Love the contrast of an wild animal in the cityscape!

 

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