“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
My focus for the month of November has been looking at the qualities of children’s art and in what areas I could benefit from approaching the canvas as a child would. That means dropping ideas of perfectionism and just having fun with it. When I manage to do that, there is a fun quality to the art that seems more expressive. So I have been doing a lot of studying the developmental stages of children’s art and fun experimenting with bringing those “techniques” into my adult art. There has been a lot of finger painting which is soooo much fun and forces me to loosen up a bit! My results will never be like Picasso’s, but hopefully bringing the child into the studio will help me become my best artistic self.