This butterfly is on fire. 😉
Max finished this one last week.
Crow quill pen and ink, watercolor on paper, 24"x19"
Max recently finished two new pieces.
He started this praying mantis piece four months ago. He first did the bug, then put it aside for really long time. Now it is finally finished.
This is the second piece of his praying mantis series. He said this one is kind of like dad, the other one is like mom (with wings). :)
Crow quill pen and ink, watercolor on paper
The next one was finished last month. He calls it "camouflage" for now. Originally, he wanted to just do a abstract drawing, then he changed his mind, and added a few bugs in it. See how many bugs you can find. :)
Again, Max used interference watercolor along with regular watercolor in it. The second pictures shows the interference watercolor in a different angle.
Crow Quill Pen and Ink, Watercolor on paper
Max finished this piece yesterday. It is still impossible to show the colors of the interference watercolor. Well, that is also the beauty of interference watercolor, the colors keep changing if looked from different angle. You just have to see it in person.
He named it "Carry on".
Crow quill pen and ink, watercolor
See if you can find how many grasshoppers are in this.
Max finished this piece last week. It is very hard to capture the colors of the interference watercolor on the wings, and the gold leaf on it.
Pen and ink, interference watercolor, gold leaf on paper. 19"x24"
When you have three, four WIP pieces on hand, you might finish them at around the same time. :)
Louis finished this pink peony piece last Sunday. It is called "Popping Peonies" for now.
He still has about 3 pieces that he is working on. And for Max, we have lost track. LOL
Watercolor on Bristol paper, 11"x14"
It took Louis about a month to finish this crow quill pen and ink sunflower piece. Consider the size 19"x24" and all the details in it, he actually did it very quickly.
He hadn't done crow quill pen and ink for quite a while, so the accidents during the creation of this piece, include knocked down ink bottle twice, made huge stain on the carpet, and made dirty ink spots everywhere etc.
Boys talked about their art with Vivian at Sunday Forum at The Peoples Church of East Lansing this morning.
The audience was very nice, so the boys weren't nervous at all. Their first time speaking to public went quite well.
Thank you, Susan Patterson, Sue Mills and the rest of the people in Fine Art Committee for giving the boys an opportunity to show and talk about their art!
Max & Louis
Updates of the twins' work in progress and anything interesting.