I was a little surprised but not really surprised, if that makes sense. We all know that during this Covid-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of toilet paper. Everyone was rushing to get the last pack of toilet paper. Right now, we can only get single rolls from our local grocery store. I ended getting a call requesting if I could paint them a roll of toilet paper. I ended up laughing a little and saying ofcourse, sure! She then explained it was for her bathroom and it all made sense. She also requested rainbow colors in the background, we decided on a few, rather then the whole rainbow. This is a reminder of what we are experiencing during this difficult time, but also a piece of art for the bathroom. I really enjoyed making this painting, the hardest part was getting the shadows right on the roll. I also made a time lapse, take a look!
My mom, one of the nicest and kindest people I know, is also an artist! When I was growing up I don't remember seeing her make a lot of art, maybe its because she had 4 kids and my dad was working. I do remember her making beautifully decorated Ukrainian pysanky eggs though. I also remember her making these decorated birthday cakes, which looked like a piece of art. She actually only started to paint in watercolor about 10 years ago, and dabbled in oils about 40 years ago. She started taking art classes at Montgomery College in Maryland and at local high schools. She said she would call herself a "realist painter." She is pretty amazing...she paints every little detail of her subject. She loves to paint nature, especially birds, flowers, and animals. We are very similar in the sense that we are both very aware of trees, flowers, and the sky, and love including them in our art. She is also trying to broaden herself by using watercolor pencils and pen and ink. My mom still takes classes at the local senior center and also takes some private lessons. She loves art and color(me too), and she would like to continue making art as long as she can. Even though our styles are so different we truly appreciate how we make our art. We love looking at them, talking about them, and sharing our paintings with each other. In the end, that is what art is all about-appreciation, love, and acceptance. Enjoy my moms art below!
My style coming through in 2014
Hi all! I am Natalia Ciriaco an art teacher and artist in Newark, De. I am starting a new blog about how I create my art and the many reasons why. Stay tuned for new artwork, videos, and discussions!
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