From the purple printed cheetah to two horses pulling a carriage, the artwork is done in painstaking detail.
Amanda Whaling has participated in a statewide art contest, sponsored by Indiana energy cooperatives, several times. Hoosier students are asked to submit artwork to be considered for the organization’s yearly calendar.
One work is chosen from each grade to represent a month. The recent Center Grove High School graduate’s artwork was chosen for December 2013.
In addition, for her painting of two horses pulling a carriage, she was named artist of the year.
Her attention to detail and hours she spends on a piece are what set her art apart, Whaling said.
“I think a lot of people could be good at art if they had the patience and the eye to look for mistakes,” she said.
Her mother, Wanda Whaling, said that attention to detail was evident early on. She cited a painting of a cabin her daughter did in elementary school. It shows a light on inside the cabin. Each stepping stone outside has its own design.