Thursday, December 2, 2010

Henry Wyatt's art class

One of the wonderful activities Henry has been able to participate in Loreto is art classes. His instructor is Ann's good friend, Judith (standing in photo). She is originally from Guadalajara on the mainland of MX but she and her family have lived in Loreto for 4+ years. Judith is a graphic and fine art painter and has created many beautiful works of art.  Typically Henry paints alongside Judith's son and youngest daughter who attend the Wednesday afternoon classes but the day I snapped this photo only Judith and Paulina, a friend of Judith's, were painting with him.  Henry has enjoyed learning how to hone his craft by painting copies of famous paintings and pictures he particularly likes.  The picture he painted below was his first attempt. He copied a postcard of a painting done at Adventure Unlimited, the family camp we have attended in Colorado for so many years.  The next picture he painted was of a Van Gogh painting. You may recognize it as a forerunner to Starry Night.  Henry likes the swirls in the sky.  Henry also started drawing birds about a year and a half ago.  He is now interested in sketching them and can do so very quickly and quite well.  Although he'll be able to draw and sketch on the boat, his acrylic painting will most likely have to wait until we return in May.  We're just glad he's enthusiastic about his artwork and can't wait to see what he comes up with next. 

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