Friday, April 17

Kolby's Paintings

Kolby and I have been in the studio all week working on art. Mostly his art as I've been his lovely assistant while he learns new things. I managed to work on a little bit of my own, but not much. Anyway, he got interested in doing modern, abstract kind of art after viewing Gary Reef's vids on YouTube. Kolby likes his style and said it looked like fun the way he works on his masterpieces. He said he wanted to try it. This, of course, made my day. I had a ball this week working on these two pieces with him. Since Kolby is done with Math early for the entire year (yay) I let him work on art all week.
So without further ado, here is his first one, which he named, "Rush Hour". It's very large (I'd have to measure) and done on 3/4 inch stretched canvas.

His second piece isn't named yet. He isn't as happy with it, but I think it's because it's small and on a canvas board rather than a large, stretched, mounted canvas like the first one. It was the only larger canvas I had. I made a mounted wooden box frame for him, but he wanted canvas. He said he likes the texture. So a canvas board it was. Anyway, I love it. He signed it with a "K" stamp underneath that clear thing in the center. I don't know what those are called, but I'll show a close-up of it so you can see it better.

...and the close-up:

They both still need to be sealed. That last painting he used lots of 3D elements such as Hemp Rope, the Glass thinger, and wall texture. I used "Beachy" when naming those files because he said he wanted colors that were "beachy".

I have several other things that I want and need to blog about. One of them being that a really awesome fellow artist honored me with a blog award! Yay!!! I'll compose that post when I've chosen 8 people to pass the blog along to. Plus, right now I'm feeling rather cruddy and just want to go to bed. Nyquil is calling my name....along with my pillow.

Good night everyone!!


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

I love, love, love them both. I don't know which one I love the most. He is very talented, so tell him he should be 'proud out loud', ready and willing to claim his talent and don't be so modest about it.
BTW...good teacher award to you!

Love ya Heapes, Bibbi

ps. I had written one post and got booted off when I hit the publish button. GRRRRR If both show up here, you will know why.

Katie said...

I'm crazy about that first one! So much talent! Love it, love it, love it!

Sharon-SkiesArt said...


Kolby is really gifted. I'm glad he is showing interst in something create!
Now you both share the same passion. How great is that.

both pieces are terrific...
sharon skiesart

Janine said...

Wow what an artist!

Marie Reed said...

Holy talent batman! I just love it!