Featured Artist of the month

Savera | 10 years | August 2022

Savera | 10 years | August 2022

This was a quick study. Savera finished this painting in two hours which is a very short time to spend on an acrylic painting of this size for a young student. She was able to master the drawing and paint it in one shot. There were no do overs or corrections made. An amazing effort by 10yr old Savera.

Saanvi | 9 years | August 2022

Saanvi | 9 years | August 2022

It was a fun thing to paint and I am very proud of myself. - Saanvi

Anushri | 11 Years | July 2022

Anushri | 11 Years | July 2022

“It’s big! It took me a long time and lots of hard work but I am proud of this big canvas!!! :) “ - Anushri One of my classmates once said “It was good!” I think so too. It is one of those cupcakes that have an unusual, but delicious frosting.

Saanvi | 9 Years | June 2022

Saanvi | 9 Years | June 2022

Saanvi is one of the youngest students in the class. One point perspective drawing is a challenging concept for anyone, but Saanvi has done a wonderful job of learning his concept and creating a painting.

Anushri | 11 years | May 2022

Anushri | 11 years | May 2022

Another painting of a house in one point perspective. This is the first time that Anushri has handled a canvas of this size. Drawing on a larger scale is more challenging. A bigger canvas also means that one has to put more details into the painting.

Vaishnavi | 8 Years | April 2022

Vaishnavi | 8 Years | April 2022

This project included learning to draw animals realistically. We worked on pencil sketches, color pencil studies and then moved to creating paintings of birds and monkeys.

Neel, 13 Years | March 2022

Neel, 13 Years | March 2022

Neel is a boy of few words. He speaks through his work, and his still life painting of a pear is the perfect three dimensional representation on a two dimensional surface. “Interesting! Drawing the painting was very interesting.”

Gia, 12 Years | February 2022

Gia, 12 Years | February 2022

Gia has created a monochromatic painting of the mountains. She used white and Payne’s grey colors to create different tones to show dimension and shadows. This is an extremely challenging method of painting and has been handled beautifully by Gia. “I wanted to do something different. I have never done anything like this and it was difficult because it was hard to do the mountains and make them look good.”

Kriti, 9 Years | January 2022

Kriti, 9 Years | January 2022

We are learning about perspective drawing and painted this house in one point perspective. Don’t forget to notice the bluebonnets that were blooming when this painting was created. “I think it looks really good and I think that if you could actually build this house, you would get a lot of money and be rich. The hardest part was the path when you had to paint it horizontally. But overall, it was very fun painting it."

Advika Falcom, May 2020

Advika Falcom, May 2020

Sketching is a fundamental skill that all artists keep working on throughout their careers. This falcon by 8 year old Advika demonstrates skill in capturing the essential shape of the bird along with her ability to add values by shading.

Garima Color Pencils, April 2020

Garima Color Pencils, April 2020

Color pencils are a humble tool offering a portable and easy to use medium to create great artwork. We’ve been learning how to carefully blend colored pencils to create softer effects in compositions, and Garima (11years) has done a marvelous job in doing so.

Akriti Green Jug, February 2020

Akriti Green Jug, February 2020

Akriti is a seven year old artist with an eye for order. Her drawings and paintings are always drawn accurately. Her coloring is always correct. Wanting to do things the right way comes naturally for her. Her endeavor for a perfect still life is very well demonstrated in this artwork.

Zainab  My identity, January 2020

Zainab My identity, January 2020

Zainab is a sophomore in high school and a naturally gifted artist. In this painting she has depicted a few of the things that make her who she is. This painting is a visual representation of her identity. This was her entry to the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) in Frisco ISD. She received the highest possible grade for her work. Congratulations Zainab!

Anjali G  The Squirrel, December 2019

Anjali G The Squirrel, December 2019

Anjali is new to Crimson Palette. This is quite a challenging first painting. To create depth and show value using a minimal palette of colors is not easy, but Anjali (10yrs) demonstrates that beautifully especially in the tail of the squirrel.

Anika G.  The Bird, November 2019

Anika G. The Bird, November 2019

The most important part of the painting is getting the basic shape right at the start. Once we capture the posture, proportions, and angles of the bird, the rest of the job becomes much easier. Anika (14yrs) has drawn and painted this bird accurately, offsetting the yellow of the bird with pink flowers.

Savir C.  Bumblebee, October 2019

Savir C. Bumblebee, October 2019

Some young artists put paint on a canvas reluctantly and painstakingly. And then there are some young artists who do it with flair and gay abundance. Savir (9yrs) is definitely the latter. He picks a canvas, chooses a subject and goes about the execution decisively and confidently. The bee is a simple but beautifully executed painting.

Akansh K.  Eagle, September 2019

Akansh K. Eagle, September 2019

Akansh (9yrs) is quite sure of the subjects that he wants to depict. Over here he has painted a wedge tailed eagle, native of Australia. He has tried to be as accurate as he could scientifically, without taking too many artistic liberties.

Arjun P.  Cheetah, August 2019

Arjun P. Cheetah, August 2019

We started the new academic year by learning how to draw and then paint animals. Arjun (10yrs) painted an image of a cheetah. He wanted to make it look menacing and he achieved that by creating a bold and dynamic crimson background.

Gia S.  A few of my favorite things, July 2019

Gia S. A few of my favorite things, July 2019

​Gia is a precocious nine year old, who wants to paint her favorite things. The ice-cream is good enough to eat, and the paw print is most definitely front and centre. Do not miss the hashtags!

Savera B.  Red Shoes, June 2019

Savera B. Red Shoes, June 2019

It’s most interesting when we take simple everyday objects and turn them into works of art. Young students often want to paint their favorite sport, their pets or in this case their favorite shoe. Savera (6yrs) draws an excellent profile of her red shoes and paints them with a flourish of bright colors.

Krithi G.  The wilting flower, May 2019

Krithi G. The wilting flower, May 2019

​The flower is blooming and aflame in color, but that’s not the whole story. There’s a part of it that’s wilting. Notice the use of the turquoise color to accentuate the brightness of the flower, and the contrast between the different petals. Kirthi (15yrs) has really thought this one through. With this painting she exhibits a maturity in concept, design and execution.

Romeesa  Art Deco, April 2019

Romeesa Art Deco, April 2019

​It’s a simple tape painting with color blocking and patterns. It’s also one of the first paintings that new students attempt. Romeesa (10yrs), however takes it to a whole new level. Her painting reminds me of the art deco movement of the 1930s. Her subtle use of shadowing enhances patterns and gives them a three dimensional look.

Arav  Farmhouse, March 2019

Arav Farmhouse, March 2019

How does an artist create depth on a two dimensional paper. Arav (9yrs) explores the techniques of perspective drawing and usage of shades of color to create depth in his depiction of a farmhouse.

Nishil  Snowy Landscape, February 2019

Nishil Snowy Landscape, February 2019

A natural landscape is a highly detailed and complex composition. Painting a landscape presents a unique challenge of having to simplify and edit what we see to fit on to a canvas. The artist has to decide which features to put in and which to leave out. Nishil (10yrs) does a great job of picking the salient features of a farmhouse in this painting.

Rithu, Aarav, Arjun  Let them Eat Cake, January 2019

Rithu, Aarav, Arjun Let them Eat Cake, January 2019

We have been learning how to paint food. It turns out that not only do we love to eat cake, we love to paint it too. Rithu (11yrs), Aarav (9yrs) and Arjun (10yrs) attempt to draw a slice of cake. It is so interesting to see how each student draws a different interpretation of the same image. The flavors changed somewhere down the line. The backgrounds evolved, and we had three different paintings of the same subject

Ananya C.  Pizza, December 2018

Ananya C. Pizza, December 2018

Every child has their own unique style of painting. Some like to put broad strokes and splashes of color, with less focus on realism, while some are meticulous and exact. Ananya’s painting style is definitely the latter. Continuing our collection of paintings of food, Ananya (12yrs) paints her favorite snack - a pizza. And if Ananya paints a pizza, it looks good enough to eat.

Sameeksha G.  A Loaf of Bread, November 2018

Sameeksha G. A Loaf of Bread, November 2018

Sameeksha has been with Crimson Palette since we started. I have seen her grow from a little kid who liked to put color on paper, to a young artist who is skilled and motivated. She has done a meticulous job with this painting, all aspects of which are excessively challenging: the wooden table, the folds of the fabric and the bread. Sameeksha is now working on a collection of paintings for her first solo exhibition. Imagine that!

Meghana D.  The Fried Egg, October 2018

Meghana D. The Fried Egg, October 2018

The simplest images are the hardest to paint. The painting of the fried egg by 12yr old Meghana is a testament of her ability to observe an image and her prowess as a painter in putting that image to a canvas. This is arguably her finest work to date.

Darsh  Still Life, September 2018

Darsh Still Life, September 2018

The still life, on the surface, seems ordinary and plain. Creating a composite still life is a tedious process. Yet, it has been around since artists have painted. In the classroom, it teaches students about shape, color, light, and composition. This still life by Darsh (11yrs) is made extraordinary by adding a golden background with very textured brush strokes.

Anvi  Still Life, August 2018

Anvi Still Life, August 2018

We keep trying to create three dimensional images on two dimensional surfaces, and then one day it happens. The splashes of paint on the canvas look like the image we are trying to represent. The breakthrough is a delightful event for any young artist. I present to you 9 year old Anvi’s still life, a perfect little orange by a wonderful young artist.

Adarsh  The Textured Fish, May 2018

Adarsh The Textured Fish, May 2018

Adarsh (13yrs) creates a three dimensional image of a fish using different types of texture. He used a combination of palette knives and brushwork to create this artwork.

Shreeya R.  Birthday Cake, April 2018

Shreeya R. Birthday Cake, April 2018

Shreeya is an irrepressible 7 year old with an excellent sense of proportion and color. She drew, painted and decorated this colorful birthday cake with seven candles with a neatness and steadiness of hand, beyond her years.

Rithu K.  My Nameplate, March 2018

Rithu K. My Nameplate, March 2018

The directive was to create a pencil drawing using your name. The drawing had to represent our personality and individuality. Rithu (10yrs) gives us a colorful insight into her very full and very interesting persona.