Grandchildren

Project 313 Artwork 140

Project 313 | Artwork 140 – 20 October

We had some of our grandchildren over for the long weekend. After doing their chores like packing their beds away, getting ready for the day and helping me weed the garden we packed a picnic and headed off to a park by the beach so they could play. There was a lot of families there so we drove back home to a park in our neighbourhood. Our son’s and daughter n law turned up, my daughter on her bike and my 87 year old mother n law. What a beautiful day. The grand-kids enjoyed the swings. We played touch rugby, passing and kicking the rugby ball around. It was a great joy for my wife and I having fun with our family.

Title: Family fun day

Medium: Felt on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 140 Artwork Project 313

This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313

Project 313 Artwork 70

Project 313 | Artwork 70- 1 August 2018

Title: Hurry Home

My wife and I went on a holiday one weekend to Tauranga. We took one of our grandsons with us. That evening after we were chilling out in our Hotel my grandson was standing by the window feeling homesick and crying for his parents that he wanted to go home. I reflected back when I was his age and my parents went up North to my grandmothers funeral. They dropped me off to my grandparents in Tokoroa. I too would stand by the window crying for my parents to hurry back and pick me up. I felt like they weren’t coming back and didn’t care for me. The 2-3 days dragged on and seemed like a week. My dad and I talk about that experience today and he too remembers that time and said he felt bad leaving me and my sister behind. A childhood memory I remember.

Title: Hurry Home

Medium: mix media on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 70 Artwork Project 313

This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313

Project 313 Artwork 49

Project 313 | Artwork 49 -6 July 2018

Title: Captain Mahonri

Today I asked my 9 year old grandson what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said he wasn’t sure. I asked him what he enjoyed, he said,” playing computer games’. Because he is so talented in art, I helped him create a vision for himself where he could design his own computer games. I gave him an empty book and gave him some tasks. He was so inspired and motivated he wrote over 4 pages of what his game could look like. I was so proud of him he worked so hard today from 9am to 7pm all day.

He started drawing some characters and this is one of his characters and I have added a bit of my flavour to it. I have called him Captain Mahonri after my grandson.

This is a sneak preview of big things to come.

TitleCaptain Mahonri

Medium:Ink on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 49 Artwork Project 313

This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313

Project 313 Artwork 48

Project 313 | Artwork 48 -5 July 2018

Title: Reading Food Labels

Here in New Zealand all food products for sale in stores have to show what and how much ingredients it is made with. Some are very creative and tricky and might say lite so you think it is a healthier option but when you read the small print it is saying lite in colour.

The red tick implies this is a good choice but for diabetics sometimes it has far too much sugar. A lot of our food products that are fat free or less fat normally are high in sugar. The manufacture also makes the label so small that you need a magnify glass to read what is saying.

Don’t get tricked into reading food labels without really reading the small details so you can make a better choice in buying a healthier option.

My grandson asked me to get the crackers down from the cupboard, when I gave it to him he said “Look Papa it says low in fat” yes grandson that’s a healthier option.

TitleReading Food Labels

Medium:Ink on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 48 Artwork Project 313

This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313

Project 313 Artwork 42

Project 313 | Artwork 42 -29 June 2018

TitleStop Violence against Wahine (woman) and Tamariki (Children)

New Zealand has the worst rate of family and intimate-partner violence in the world. Eighty per cent of incidents go unreported — so what we know of family violence in our community is barely the tip of the iceberg.The vast majority of acts of violence against women are perpetrated by men.

In over 60% of family violence related police investigations, children are witnessing family violence. The tragic reality is that these children grow up learning that it’s okay to hurt other people or let other people hurt them.

Police attend 100,000 Family Violence events per year, that’s almost 300 every single day. It’s an epidemic.It is terrifying for all who are affected by it especially children.

Every single child deserves to feel safe at home. But too many children in New Zealand are growing up in homes where violence is the norm.

The number of women and children who continue to experience violence in New Zealand is unacceptable. On average police respond to a family violence incident every 5 minutes.

TitleStop Violence against Wahine (woman) and Tamariki (Children)

MediumInk and acrylic paint on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 42 Artwork Project 313

This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313

Project 313 Artwork 21

Project 313 | Artwork 21 – 5 June 2018

Title: Talented Generation

We had some of our grandchildren over for the weekend. We would all fit around the table and start drawing. I was fascinated to see the characters they created and the selection of colours.

I have drawn and  copied their characters using the same colours they used. Everyone is happy and I seem to be the only one doing all the speaking. Children’s drawings are innocent and they are not afraid to make mistakes and draw exactly how they see it.

We are living in a modern world with a very new talented generation.

Title: Talented Generation

Medium: Coloring pens on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 21 Artwork Project 313

This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313

Dr Richard Cooper Fine Arts