This sketch was inspired by a stone relief by a 12th century artist named Gislebertus, Using acrylic paints and gel medium, I painted this scene for the icon exhibit currently at Hope Chapel this holiday season. Here’s some process photos:
Thanks for stopping by to see my art. I hope the Light of the Christmas story fills you with joy. ~Scarlett
This is a simple art project using only colored paper, pencils, scissors, and glue.
I had students attempt to draw the silhouette of the mother and child using samples I made as a guide,
while I allowed the reluctant artists to trace patterns onto blue paper. The students ranged from 1st-4th grade.
Here are two FREE patterns for you to use:
I also made up two samples, one of each pattern, for them to use as a guide. Look at Mattise’s Icarus for inspiration.
Here is a small sampling of finished pieces by my elementary students. They turned out great and each one was unique! See more of the finished pieces here on my FB page. I post weekly art projects, works in progress, and other artful endeavors on my FB page.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you’re having a blessed holiday season. ~Scarlett
The dolphin was an early symbol in Christian art. Because dolphins swim alongside boats, they represent Christ who guides believers to heaven. More about the dolphin as a symbol for Christ can be read here.
More importantly to me, dolphins grieve and mourn their young. The reason I chose dolphins for this painting is simply because I’m grieving and need help. I pray that God will help me back to the surface, just as dolphins help those in distress.
Light modeling paste brushed onto hair and baby’s blanket…