Penelope is a kindergartener at Placer Academy in CA. This year I am delighted to be featured as their artist of the year. That means they are using a painting of mine as a catalyst for a gazillion really cool sounding art projects, you can see some of their great work here.
I asked Penelope and her mom if I could post this picture on my blog because I love the way it shows the who, how and when of making art so we can imagine how we might do it ourselves: at the kitchen table, with some pencils and paints, right now in our bathrobe!
It also shows that Penelope is learning to make art by copying-which never really is "copying" in the way we typically mean it because our own hand always comes through loud and clear. Its an age old practice that builds skill and helps us to understand the art we are interested in.
Here's her sketch:
Here is a Q and A about the painting itself. Can't wait for the Q and A the other way round to hear what the process has been like for them!