Butterflies provide a nice balance between structure (the basic form of a butterfly) and freedom (the sky's the limit with the lines and colors we can place on a butterfly's wings). Some typical elements of Claire Lawler's work are seen in this piece. She is fearless in her color choices and enjoys layering color with a variety of brush strokes. Her freedom of movement and her experimentation display the joy she takes in her art.
Like Claire, Jorge painted a butterfly which shows a lack of inhibition in his use of color. This piece demonstrates the different approach that Jorge typically takes in his work. Notice that he did not start with a basic pencil drawing--he just dove right in. Jorge's mind is bursting with ideas and stories. Little of Jorge's work gets hung in our school gallery because his enthusiasm is so intense that he rushes home with almost every piece as soon as it is done. Fortunately, he also does a great deal of work at home which he then brings to school to share with us.