Thursday, January 18, 2007

Watercolors

We've been painting our hearts out. Here are some samples of our finished work...


Zachary's "Forest" (It's hard to see it for the trees)


Jacob's "Subway" (Jacob has been all about subways ever since our trip to NY)


Alexander's "Peacock" (does not have much cause to be vain).


Simeon's "Potted Plants" (He's been very impressed with some Asian artwork he has seen in the Lucy Micklethwait books)


Simeon's "High Seas"


My "Pear"


to go with my "Apple" and hopefully two other fruits to be framed and hung in a square in my kitchen. However amateur, I think it's nice to decorate living spaces with some things you've done yourself. Any suggestions as to what the other two fruits should be?

25 comments:

Diane said...

How about an orange and a banana or maybe some grapes :-)
Very good job . Talent must run in your family !

Cheryl said...

Great paintings from the boys! How about a bunch of purple grapes - a Granny Smith apple - a pomegranate or clump of cherries??? Susanne, your paintings are very pretty.

Johane said...

Are you staying in North America? Grapes would be good, peach or nectarine too. If you're willing to go exotic or tropical, what about Mango or Dragon fruit?

Johane said...

PS... The paintings are absolutely lovely!

Cheryl said...

The paintings are great! My first thought was Granny Smith.

Jennifer said...

Figs! Martha Stewart had some very artful fig photos a few years back. Your artwork is lovely. As is your boys'.

Carol said...

I'll bet these paintings look even better in person!

I'll put in my bid for Concord grapes.. they always look so lush.

Kristen Laurence said...

Very nice, Suzanne. I vote for a peach and a plum!

Dawn said...

Beautiful, Suzanne! I agree with Kristin on the peach and plum! :)

jerseygirlmama said...

I am with the grape crowd. A big bunch of them. Purple, green, doesn't matter. And I like the plum idea too. My mother did our dining room (after many years of neglect) in a vineyard/grape motif and it is amazing. It makes me wish my parents weren't selling the house :). At least when you are ready to put your home on the market again, you will be able to take these with you!

~m2~ said...

love your boys, still :) i used to frame art like theirs and still have a rendering of our home with the two houses on either side my son did when he was a wee one.

as for continuing on with your fruits, how about patience or self-control? *j/k*

Jane Ramsey said...

Great paintings, all!
On the fruit, I'm a big strawberry fan myself.

Matilda said...

I think a mango and some cherries would keep your pictures in the same color family (yellows, greens and reds) plus it would continue the "theme" of fruit with stems and leaves. Mangos also have very interesting leaves but if it is too tropical for your tastes, I would go with a peach for the same reasons.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a bunch of cherries!

helene said...

Grapes and cherries might be too numerous and distract from the simplicity of the subjects already established....just a thought, but "high Seas" beats all!

Goslyn said...

Suzanne, what gorgeous art! (Especially yours! What talent you have.)

I go with the plum and peach people - I like the idea of your fruits all being "single" fruits.

Love the kids' art too. Simeon's flowers are especially lovely. Quite a talented family you have. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Kimberlee said...

Thanks for sharing! All the artwork is lovely and it is so interesting to note the diversity within a family. Plum and fig?

Mom to Almost Four said...

definitely plum and peach (or other orangish fruit).

What kinds of watercolors are you using with the kids??

onionboy said...

Prodigious creation. Amen to that. Like penni said, we used to frame some of it. Continued happy art making and making of memories. ::thrive!

Suzanne Temple said...

Thank you, everyone! It looks like the peach and plum people are winning and since I was inclined that way myself from the start, I think I will be going with that.

I may need to do a berry and cherry mix at some later time.

Anonymous said...

After 4 kids and 9 grandkids, art work of all kinds hangs in our home, along with lots of craft items by someone in the family. I have a difficult time replacing personal artwork with others except for the religious pictures. Keep up the good work, and the great art work.
Millie

Mary Poppins NOT said...

Of all the things I have kept from my older kids youngest days, their artwork is my favorite. You have lovely things to choose from, and I bet there is more where that came from, eh?

MaryM said...

You are so talented - the whole bunch of you!

Lili said...

Definitely a pineapple, a lemon blossom, or a melon-- or a beautiful sliced open tomato-I've been drooling all over the "Seed Savers" catalog, trying to decide what we are going to do in our garden this summer. Melons are a voluptuous must, and I'm in the mood for warm, fragrant tomato flesh yet I do wish (in my typical unreasonable "I want the world" way) that we had a few more tropical breezes to boost-- I'm imagining avocados and lemons and the Lordly Pineapple, with is crazy crown--I think it would be an interesting subject--all those golden dark-centered diamonds lined up in proper order (as i type this I have two kittens imprisoned in my jacket--mewing distractingly--- I'm trying to give their little brother Runty a chance at mama's tummy. He is literally half their size, and deserves a chance!)
Have fun filling the winter with ripe fruit!
God Bless!!

Elizabeth said...

All your artwork is lovely !
My artistic ability peters out at stick figures, I`m afraid.....