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
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 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 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 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
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
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 (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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 (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 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
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.