dancers are the new 'butterfly.' fascinated by Degas' whimsical ballerinas, i am utterly inspired to paint dancing figures
oddly, i've learned a great deal about painting on a three dimensional surface by looking to the style of painters who worked on a flat canvas. i like to pay homage to artists such as Degas, Monet, and Picasso by emulating their textures and rhythms. added benefit: everyone gets a little art history lesson (myself included).
how often to you hear a kid say...
"i'm a Gustav Klimt!"
i love science! i painted these faces during the World Science Festival, where participants were turned into their:
'favorite branch of science.'
most people think of butterflies and tigers when they hear 'face-painting'. after all, they are naturally adorned with the most striking designs...and i love them too!... but after you've painted 78 of them in one afternoon, you start pining for turtles and kangaroos. working alongside Christopher Agostino of Agostino Arts has expanded my 'animal repertoire' and opened my mind to the various ways in which an animal can inhabit a face.
'what's your favorite animal?'
let's go outside! these images were painted variously at the US Open, the Summit Health Fair, and during the Knicks Play-off Games. i'm particularly fond of the Health Fair images, where kids were asked:
'whats your favorite physical activity?'