Here is where I'll post work created by my wonderful art students who I miss so much during this tumultuous time. Our art supply drop and FaceTime lessons are going well, so if you want to join in on the fun, just contact us. Where there is art, there is hope!
Life Path, acrylic on canvas, by Lauren Turpin
Dear virtual gallery viewers,
Lauren has had the tradition of staying with her grandmother in Atlanta for a few weeks every summer, and for the past several years has taken private lessons from me during that time. Her enthusiasm and knowledge and talent just keep growing even more every year! When Lauren reached out to show me that she finally had access to this canvas (which was in a different location) and the time to complete the work that she had started with me last summer, I was excited to share the glowing results.
What makes this even more fitting during the time we are in is the fact that the painting was the result of our first virtual lesson last summer during an illness that prevented us from meeting in person. Lauren was one of my first tests in hosting an on-line lesson and making all the nuances of that come together. It constantly amazes me how we can prepare for future events without knowing where we are headed. Here is what Lauren has to say about this vibrant and poignant work:
"Life Path represents the decision people have to make in order to have a good life or a bad life." It is about choices and opportunities and always, nature, which can be a beautiful garden or a riveting sunset or a destroyed and barren world. The planning that went into this piece was a big part of its success, and as you can see, Lauren has a strong and unique voice with lots to say. I can't wait to see what she will create next!
So proud of all the recent work in the Field and Studio:
Brody Denton builds a dragon out of clay.
Clay and mixed media wing structure, Brody Denton
Colored pencil, Jack Cibula
Graphite on colored paper, Mary Woody
Clay, Maggie Penman
Clay and wire, Lilly Rice
Sloan Postelwaite works on a color theory puzzle.
Watercolor pencil, Gavin Allvine
Egg tempera on panel, Lily Shariari
Wood, found objects and colored pencil, Gavin Allvine
White pencil on black paper, Fletcher Witzegreuter