Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Year of Amazing kids' Art!!!

So, here are a few of my favorites, from a year of amazing artwork, at The Wizard of Art!!! Get ready to be inspired!

The Wasp
Pastel and Charcoal on paper
(Look at that gorgeous line-work!)

Atticus, 5 years old (now 6)
Resident sweetiepie 
(and just may run and knock you over with his hugs! 
No kidding, I was knocked to the floor once!)

Hog Pipe
Ink on paper

Zoe, 11, Artist
Still waters run deep
Future Conceptual Artist

Still Life with Apple
Watercolor and pastel on paper

Hazel, 7
Artist and future attorney general of United States

Colorful Crab
Pastel on Paper

Cleo, 10,
Masterful Artist and future President of the United States
(A psychic told her this and I can totally believe it.)

Cardinal in a Snow Storm
Watercolor and pastel on paper

Nicky, 8
Painter and future animator, actor, musical theater director and clothing designer, before the age of 20.

Shark with Mustache
Charcoal on Paper

Jamie, 8
(Now he's 9 and doing amazing renderings of his favorite architectural structures, including Frank Lloyd Write. Pretty sure he will be an architect, or Modern Art Historian. He's obsessed with Mondrian, Paul Klee and Kandinsky.)

Scull with antlers
Graphite on paper

Satchi, 10 going on 30
I might want to be her when I grow up. She's totally cool an relaxed, being in the world.
She will be going into a business, hired as an artist, and end up running the corporation before they even know it.

Indian Elephant 
Mixed media

Sophia, 5 (now 6)
Artist, storyteller, and maybe the cutest voice you've ever heard. 
Future illustrator and cast member of Prairie Home Companion

Scarlett Macaw
Watercolor on paper 

Kaya, 13
Artist and future employee of Disney/Pixar

Blue Eyed Cat
Pastel and charcoal on paper

Evie, almost 5
Artist, dreamer and fairy child. Future children's book author of fantastical tales.

Panda Love
pastel on paper

Echo, 6
Artist and future cast member of The Groundlings 

Perfume Bottle
Pastel and charcoal on paper

Ruby, 9
Artist, and never leaves without hugging her teachers. She kills me.

The Band
Guache and ink on paper
(Commissioned by the band.)

Audrey, 17
Artist, already an amazing art teacher, and I can't wait to see how her art continues to evolve. I've known her since she was 11 and it's been so fun to watch her grow! 

Weeping Angel
Mixed media 

Shelby, 11
Artist, old soul and always radiant. This angel will be a teacher of some kind. And I mean teacher with a big "T." She already is.

Tiger and the Tree
Pastel on Paper

Tessie, 8
Artist and cat lover. This was only her second piece she did in class.
 I'm still getting to know her but she is incredible.

Magical Elephant
Watercolor and pen

Maddie, 9
Artist and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. 
Future volunteer - anywhere she's ever asked.

Colorful Bird
Watercolor on Paper

Gabriel, 11
Artist and future Mayor (of anywhere he ever lives.)

The Chinese Teapot
Pastel on paper

Juliette, 10
Artist and pre-Raphaelite model in a past life. 

Lion in Color
Acrylic on canvas

Lorelei, 11
Artist and granddaughter (she comes to class, along with her grandparents- they are hilarious together) and future cartoonist for The New Yorker.

The Griffin
Oil on canvas

Sadie, 9
Sensitive painter, kind spirit, and will do anything she wants with her art. Her dad is a sculptor and her mom is a clothing designer and art is in her blood. 

Acrylic on canvas

Keya, 8
Artist, cool kid, and future writer (and illustrator) for Rolling Stone Magazine

Pastel on Paper

Mia, 8 years old
Artist, animal lover and future eyewear designer

Autumn Colors
Watercolor on paper

Natalie, 13
Beautiful watercolorist, sweetheart and future art teacher (fingers crossed.)

Blue Figure
Oil on canvas

Anna, 17
Extraordinary Painter and future art therapist and Tulane Graduate! Congrats Anna! 
(She's headed there in the fall!) She and her family had us over for Hanukkah. So sweet.

Paul (The Wizard) behind Anna's Painting!

Yosemite Valley in Spring
Pastel on Paper

William, 7 
Artist, mathematician, and first to crack the code. (any code.)

African Elephants
Watercolor on paper

Chloe, 10
Master watercolorist and peacekeeper

Self Portrait of Pearl
Mixed media on paper

Pearl, 9,
Artist, designer and future Milliner, who brings hats back to the main-stream.

There are no seven wonders of the world 
in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.
~Walt Streightiff

Happy Holidays!!!
Blessings and light!


Candy said...

Lucinda, these kids are awesome! Jim was looking over my shoulder as I scrolled through your post. We are both amazed and inspired. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Rick Forrestal said...

This is such a great post.
I love kids art . . . and each of these
are perfect examples of why I love them.
Your photos of the art, and especially the
children who created them . . . are wonderful.
YOU are wonderful.

p.s. I love "the wasp."

Theresa said...

These are all really incredible. I love how some of the younger kids create images with a blend of adult sophistication with the blending and color use, and yet that childlike line.

rjerdee said...

Kids are the best, aren't they!!! I loved my years of teaching art to fresh and unjaded!
Merry Christmas, Lucinda, and hope your new year is the happiest!

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao Lucinda,
thank you very much for this great
gift, beatiful, beatiful!
The paints and the faces are a big
inspiration and a good "inizio" of year!
Ciao. auguri, un abbrccio, ciao, Floriana

Cristina Deboni said...

Sono tutti molti belli, piccoli artisti in erba…quello che mi è piaciuto di più è di Evie, il gattino è quasi come un'opera d'arte molto particolare! Bravissimi tutti! Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo a te! ciao Cri : )


Wow ! Fantastic ...incredible art work ...with best wishes for the new year lucinda un abbraccio j