Paint Like a Child


“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

Pablo Picasso

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.

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