Christine Cho is a sophmore at Hebron High School in Texas. Her painting, “Big Flirt”, was selected last spring as a Top Ten Winner for her age division. When Christine isn’t painting, she enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, and reading.
Christine explains, “Although I have not been painting for very long, I know that I will continue to paint for as long as I can, because I Iove being able to see all my hard work come together when the painting is finished. Currently, my favorite medium is acrylic, but I have just recently started painting with oil paints, and I am beginning to like that very much as well. My favorite things to paint are the small details, like feathers, stitches, bubbles, etc. because even though they might seem minuscule, and might not be seen at first glance, I feel they really add extra dimension and character to a painting.
For this particular painting, “Big Flirt”, my inspiration was to draw a beautiful duck that stood out from the others, because I originally planned to enter the Junior Duck Contest, but I felt constrained by the 9″ by 12″ size I was required to meet. So after a lot of time and research, I decided to focus on my duck rather then the contest I would be entering. After finding a duck that I really liked, I began to sketch it out on the canvas in detail, then continued on to paint, and enhance the colors of the duck a little bit to ensure that it would be eye-catching, regardless of the contest I planned to enter.”
Christine’s future plans include continuing to paint, earning a degree in the arts, and then continuing on to hopefully pursue a career in the arts as well.
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