Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Art update!




On one day of the week, Winkie goes for Art class. Something that I thought he would enjoy, but not to this extent. I have never seen him as animated as the times that I pick him back up after his 1 hour and 15 minutes. And its not only because he enjoys art. Its because he likes his teacher so much. They share this rare chemistry, where they actually like each other and actually like talking, and as a result, what comes out as expressions of that time is that same friendly conversation. She guides, but he leads. She prods, but he perfects. She initiates, but he impresses upon it. And it is pretty gratifying to watch his personality and his happiness bloom as a result. Here is a sample of some of his latest creations (click on them for closer viewing), some of them in this new setting (top 3, in watercolour), and one from school (the pumpkin, in oil pastel) and one from home as an idea prompter from me (after we read the book, 'The Spider Weaver').

And this last one here, is my favorite. Its acrylic on canvas, his first ever canvas painting, and it depicts our recent holiday at the Dells, on a jetboat tour. The people on board are him, Thambi & their 2 cousins, who had come visiting, and they all enjoyed the rowdy splashing on this tour. I just love looking at those waves, and how choppy they look. All in all, bright, cheerful and completely his own expression, which now graces our side table.

15 comments:

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

what a blue!
your child's and artist.If he made this painting all by himself,he really has some superb imagination.Is he interested in reading books and imagining characters too?

Altoid said... Best Blogger Tips

me LOVES the header :). He writes wonderful notes, entertaining stories and paints like a champ...the little guy is well on his way to charmer land!

MindfulMeanderer said... Best Blogger Tips

ohhhhhhhhhh they are gorgeous :)
I love the burst of color in all of them.. U should link this to the latest artsy-craftsy :)

Tharini said... Best Blogger Tips

Anon : He is interested in reading, but I have to sometimes nudge him to books. Once there, he can't stop. Thanks for the comment. :)

Alt : Sounds like he is ready to draw up his resume. :)

MM : The latest artsy craftsy? Where? :)

Tharini said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymous
test!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful beautiful strokes. I love the color choices too. Way to go Winkie! :)
-Reva

Tharini said... Best Blogger Tips

@RevaThank you sweet Reva! For the unfailing encouragement. :)

noon said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the way he has drawn the four cousins. And the rowdy wave. And the sun light spreading across. Very nicely done. I loved the Steggy and the croc as well.

Tharini said... Best Blogger Tips

@noon

Thank you Noonie! :) (See, I replied quickly this time. :D)

MindfulMeanderer said... Best Blogger Tips

latest artsy-craftsy at my blog -
http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2011/07/artsy-craftsy-july-2011.html

These are the most impressive art pieces done by a kid so far!!!

Tharini said... Best Blogger Tips

@MindfulMeanderer Wow. Now that is interesting. So can I just add the link to this post and submit this entry? Thanks for the compliment.

Neera said... Best Blogger Tips

they are so lively and full of color ...and loved ur description of how he enjoys the class so much :)

MindfulMeanderer said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tharini - Yes Yes :) I hope you join..

Dee said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...acrylic on canvas...priceless!!

Tharini said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Dee! :)

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