Tuesday, March 3

Featured Artist

Today, Refuge Pour les Artistes will be featuring the work of a talented young artist named Kolby. Yup, folks.....my kiddo can paint! He doesn't enjoy it like his mom and both of his grandmothers, but he sure is good at it. He painted these two AWESOME birds for me when he went to visit my parents in GA back in 2005. He was around 12 years old then. Mom guided him through it, but he did the actual painting himself; or so they tell me. I'm so proud of these paintings.

There's a bit of a glare on the pink bird's pic. You get the idea, though. I should have taken it out of the frame and scanned, but I didn't. I wish he enjoyed painting. He thinks it's a girl thing, even though we've all told him otherwise. I guess because he sees so many females doing it around him? lol Maybe he'll change his mind some day. These are acrylic on 8x10 canvas board and mounted in wooden, painted frames.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these
Rischa! He did a great
job...and if he thinks
its a girly thing..well,
he is still young...LOL


Bibbi's Boggled Bloggle (say that three times fast) said...

I really think he is proud of them even if he does think it is a girly thing. You just don't know how much proding and promising I had to do to get him to paint these. I love them and I too, wish he would do more. He is so good at giving me suggestions on what needs to be done to my paintings. Usually right too!

Love ya Heapes, Bibbi

Jennifer Williams said...

Wow! This young man has some talent! I hope when he gets older he will realize it's not a girl thing and develop the talent more.

Janine said...

Oh WOW! What an artist! Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

It really does run in the family!

Anonymous said...

I am very impressed! Great work! Later in life he will realize how much it means to him!

Lots of love,

Rischa said...

Christa, you reminded me to post these, so thank YOU! ;-)

Mom, thank you so much for proding and promising so he'd do these!! You'll never know how much I love them!!! Yep, Kolby helps me with my paintings, too, and they always look better for it. It seems to come naturally to him.

Jennifer, thanks so much! You and me both! lol

J, thanks girl! I'll let him know he has a new fan....or actually, several of them. :-)

Katie, yep....you would know wouldn't you...my creative cuz!

Evette, thanks so much! I think you're right....he needs some age before he can appreciate his own art. Great to see you here! Lots of love to you, too!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

What beautiful paintings! Kolby must have inherited the "artist" genes from you and his grandmothers. If he loves it enough, he'll pick it up again when he's ready.

Denise said...

These are just AWESOME! He definitely is very talented. I feel like I can reach out and touch those little birdies and feel how soft they are.

ButterCup said...

Very nice!