My YoungerDaughter is a talented artist. I’ve said this before. She can do things with pencil, paint and brush… that frankly, blow me away.
Her vision of the world is unique, and refreshingly honest and open and, for the most part, lighthearted.
A couple of days ago, YoungerDaughter and the rest of her class, had a senior art show at the high school she attends. Here are the results of her hard work and passion.
The pictures I was able to take do show all the lights glaring from above and behind, due to the fact that most of the artwork was behind protective glass or plastic, however, you can still see them. Blame me for any glitches in the view!
This one is a high-contrast painting she did using a photograph of a rubber ducky she took some time earlier. I wish she hadn’t sold it to a friend soon after she finished it, or I would have hung it in my house until she found her own place. I find this one stunning.
This painting is an abstract heart, but it has millions of tiny “gesso” beads mixed in with the paint, which give it a rough, bumpy texture. I’ve often wondered if it had a “hidden meaning” written in braille that YoungerDaughter won’t tell me!
This one is a very large, textured painting, using the paint itself as the texturing medium. YD chose certain flowers representing the emotions of affection and unrequited love. (Her first really big crush – that crushed her in return)
This exhibit is one that is titled “You Look Better In The Dark”. I think she was speaking to the bottles with the title, because it’s kind of a “plain-Jane” exhibit in the light, but when you turn off the overheads, it’s dramatic and lovely.
And now, for my 2 personal favorites. These next pictures are pencil portraits that YD did of my other two children, based off of photos taken of them at different ages. These were my Christmas presents from YD, and they will hang in honor along with the one that she did of herself and gave to me a couple of years ago.
EldestDaughter – Age 2.
OnlySon – approximately age 7. And one of the LAST times he smiled for a picture.
YoungerDaughter. Talented, passionate, and quirky. Truly an original in the eye of ANY beholder.