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Posted: 11/5/2012 4:33:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 10:15:31 AM EST by guns762]
This gal surprises me almost everytime she puts paint to canvas... This is her second year in my art classes. I posted examples of her work here before. She's just a Junior.

This isn't even close to being done, but I thought I'd share it anyway. It is truely exceptional. There will be an owl there at some point.

This is oil on canvas about 18x24



She finished it today and brought it in. All I have to say, wow.

Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:42:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:44:52 AM EST
Cranberries in a river?
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:49:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By 223Sauce:
Cranberries in a river?


It's berries, and an owl(not yet rendered) on a green background(unfinished). The berries at this point look so real, in person, you think you can just reach out and pick one up.

I'll try to post more pictures as it progresses. This gal already does work on commission outside of class. Impressive stuff.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:50:12 AM EST
She didn't paint that.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:51:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
She didn't paint that.


Yeah! Who ever built the road to the school did that...
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:54:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By mamacujo:
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
She didn't paint that.


Yeah! Who ever built the road to the school did that...


Clearly, we need to spend more money on education.

What? Pay teachers more? No, no, you misunderstand. I said spend more money on education.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:56:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By twitch1706:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQYQTFudrqc


Excellent!
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:57:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
She didn't paint that.


Someone else made that happen.


sorry couldn't help myself..

That looks great.. will look forward to updates when complete
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:58:31 AM EST
I wish I had had an art teacher of your caliber at my high school. Not that I'd really want to delve too much into oil painting - I'm much happier working digitally - but I'm sure you'd have been able to teach me a lot more than the hack I had that had us making construction paper collages.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:58:37 AM EST
She's got a great grasp of how light wraps around a subject.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 4:59:00 AM EST
Very interesting....looking forward to the finished product.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 5:22:26 AM EST
This is GD and nobody has asked for pics of a college junior? WTF?
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 5:44:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By gunmonkey:
This is GD and nobody has asked for pics of a college junior? WTF?


This has come up before, and I'm pretty sure gunmonkey is a high school teacher. Not college.

So, why don't you have a seat over there?
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 5:45:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By gunmonkey:
This is GD and nobody has asked for pics of a college junior? WTF?


I figured she was in high school and didn't want to look like a pervert. No but really, I figured she was a junior in high school.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 5:45:47 AM EST
very talented
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 5:46:32 AM EST
Cool, Id love to see more!
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 5:55:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Andrewc_c:
Originally Posted By gunmonkey:
This is GD and nobody has asked for pics of a college junior? WTF?


I figured she was in high school and didn't want to look like a pervert. No but really, I figured she was a junior in high school.


High School junior gentlemen...... No, no pictures. We've been through this before with this gal.

Here is an iPad sketch using Sketchbook Express that she did. It looks like her. She has a bunch of sketches like this. Really impressive work.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:04:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By guns762:
Originally Posted By Andrewc_c:
Originally Posted By gunmonkey:
This is GD and nobody has asked for pics of a college junior? WTF?


I figured she was in high school and didn't want to look like a pervert. No but really, I figured she was a junior in high school.


High School junior gentlemen...... No, no pictures. We've been through this before with this gal.

Here is an iPad sketch using Sketchbook Express that she did. It looks like her. She has a bunch of sketches like this. Really impressive work.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/student%20artwork/SierraMorrow1.jpg


I had a Wacom tablet for a few years and it was a lot of fun. I could never get the hang of digital sketches; I think my problem was I never sat down and used it enough. I eventually sold it to help pay for my first handgun.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:06:48 AM EST
It is amazing that her work has depth without even trying.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:26:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By mamacujo:
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
She didn't paint that.


Yeah! Who ever built the road to the school did that...


Diet Pepsi and a chocolate cookie out the nose! Thanks.

Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:28:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By guns762:
Originally Posted By Andrewc_c:
Originally Posted By gunmonkey:
This is GD and nobody has asked for pics of a college junior? WTF?


I figured she was in high school and didn't want to look like a pervert. No but really, I figured she was a junior in high school.


High School junior gentlemen...... No, no pictures. We've been through this before with this gal.

Here is an iPad sketch using Sketchbook Express that she did. It looks like her. She has a bunch of sketches like this. Really impressive work.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/student%20artwork/SierraMorrow1.jpg

It never occurred to me that the first painting in this thread could have been done by a 16-17yo! "I swear officer, I thought she was older. Have you seen her paintings?! She has the artistic skills of someone much older."
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:33:48 AM EST
I always loved art, but the whole social aspect of highschool kept me out of taking classes until Senior year. What's hilarious is that our art classroom was put in as an extension of the field house.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:37:40 AM EST
Very nice!
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:40:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By guns762:
Originally Posted By 223Sauce:
Cranberries in a river?


It's berries, and an owl(not yet rendered) on a green background(unfinished). The berries at this point look so real, in person, you think you can just reach out and pick one up.

I'll try to post more pictures as it progresses. This gal already does work on commission outside of class. Impressive stuff.


That could easily be shown in any $$$ art gallery around here as is. Adding more might make it too busy (I don't have an artistic enough eye to see what the owl would add), but I'd love to see it when done - please get her permission to post the final painting.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:41:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
I always loved art, but the whole social aspect of highschool kept me out of taking classes until Senior year. What's hilarious is that our art classroom was put in as an extension of the field house.


I didn't take a highschool art class till I was a Junior, and only because I couldn't fit German III into my schedule.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:42:18 AM EST
Title it, "Unfinished Berries".
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:45:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By M4-AK:
Title it, "Unfinished Berries".


Better yet, put some twigs in there.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:47:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
Originally Posted By M4-AK:
Title it, "Unfinished Berries".


Better yet, put some twigs in there.


Just don't let them touch.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 6:50:00 AM EST
Here is another piece by a different student. She just finished it, and got it hung up. My dad would love this. I don't think she will sell it to me.

Also Oil on canvas, about 24X30

Link Posted: 11/5/2012 7:49:01 AM EST
Got some amazing talent in your classes.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 7:54:21 AM EST
maybe you're just an amazing teacher
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 7:57:46 AM EST
I can do stick figures. You can usually tell if it's a boy or a girl.

Link Posted: 11/5/2012 8:24:54 AM EST
Awesome work for such young artists.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 8:28:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By guns762:
Here is another piece by a different student. She just finished it, and got it hung up. My dad would love this. I don't think she will sell it to me.

Also Oil on canvas, about 24X30

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/student%20artwork/IMG_20121105_082729_894.jpg


I guess these are the type of students that make everything else about your job worth putting up for.
Link Posted: 11/5/2012 8:32:22 AM EST
An owl is going in there?

Cranberries. Thanksgiving is approaching. She knows what bird she needs to put in there.

Link Posted: 11/5/2012 10:46:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By timpryor:
Originally Posted By guns762:
Here is another piece by a different student. She just finished it, and got it hung up. My dad would love this. I don't think she will sell it to me.

Also Oil on canvas, about 24X30

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/guns762/student%20artwork/IMG_20121105_082729_894.jpg


I guess these are the type of students that make everything else about your job worth putting up for.


Yes, but not just the great artists. Great kids make the job worth it, even if they suck at art.

When it gets to the level of the first girl, there isn't much I can teach her. I just provide the atmosphere to foster positive risks. She is a better artist than I am. I've had many over the years that are. Many come back and teach me a thing or two. That's pretty cool.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:59:06 AM EST
Update in OP
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:06:18 AM EST
Impressive- I wish I could paint like that!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:08:58 AM EST
My ma's a high school art teacher. I'm going to show her this. Good work!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:12:30 AM EST
Wow... That there is talent.

She could probably start selling lithographs of her work if she wanted.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:27:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Wow... That there is talent.

She could probably start selling lithographs of her work if she wanted.


She has She did a landscape(family ranch) for a family that was huge. Everyone in the family wanted a copy so she had some made up and sold them for $150 a print. Probably should have been more, but she sold a bunch of them, and they cost her $70 each to have made.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:38:38 AM EST
very nice guns, gotta be proud of her
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:22:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Got some amazing talent in your classes.


That's an understatement.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:25:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By bags533:
Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Got some amazing talent in your classes.


That's an understatement.


Yup. I'd be trying to buy that stuff up.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:27:33 AM EST
Very nice...must have talent and a good teacher
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:03:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By staringback05:
very nice guns, gotta be proud of her


Yes I am. She's not always that enthusiastic about her work; she's a perfectionist, but this one she is quite happy about. I advised her very little on this, that's even better
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:07:31 AM EST
How about having them do an international show, St Petersburg Russia for example.

Would be a real feather in their caps!
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