Presenting our Thematic Painting Competition Foundational Art winners:
Michaela Wong (8)
In Michaela’s painting, fancy gem biscuits tumble across the canvas along with splatters of blue paint. Her careful attention to forms of the biscuits and their shading creates a convincing artwork.
Charlotte Lim (7)
Bukit Timah Branch
The delicious Nasi Lemak burger and ice cream are contrasted with a pride of cute Merlions, carefully drawn and painted. Overall, the combination of two different art styles in Charlotte’s work is surprising and successful.
Stella Soh (10)
In Stella’s painting, the brightly painted colours of the lantern are set off by the neutral, textured background. The strong diagonal line of the stick, and the delicately drawn strings, give the painting its sense of balance and completion.
Jayden Hsin (7)
Jayden’s painting is a careful rendition of the forms, shapes and tones of a pandan cake. The colour scheme is simple but bright, allowing us to focus on the main subject matter, while the stripes in the background add a festive feeling.
Nadya Kumarasingam (8)
Bukit Timah Branch
Nadya’s artwork shows a strong compositional consideration of inside and outside, with this scene of Singapore as viewed through a plane window. The hand helps to place us in the position of the viewer looking out, creating a feeling of wistfulness and fondness.
Kong Zhe Ning (10)
Kopi is poured out of a metal pitcher you might find in any coffeeshop or hawker centre, as older people sit at the table drinking and reading the newspaper. The sepia tones used in the lower part of the painting create a sense of nostalgia. Zhe Ning’s artwork is painted in a simple style, yet its composition is thoughtful and complex.
Fundamental Drawing Programme Winners:
Ng Yi Sheng (8)
Yi Sheng’s artwork uses colour and pattern to attract the viewer’s eye. The soft textures of the watercolour washes contrast with the dense patterns and lines, creating a charming, fantastical scene.
Faith Tang (10)
Faith’s painting is a sensitive portrait of a very local scene. The soft blending and gentle curves of the pattern on the man’s shirt, his arms and the pouring tea communicate his attention to his work, while areas of details such as the decoration on the ceramic cup add interest to the painting.
Watch out for the final in our series of posts on our Developmental Art, Portfolio Programme, and Secondary Art students’ winning works.