One of the joys of painting is because it's an activity that can be absorbing at any age. A recent reminder of this was the image sent to me recently by one of my Granddaughters - work for a school exam. The pic above shows how much she loved it back then, and the one below shows the progress in her artwork 15 years later. Amazing Zoe! All the Grandkids have enjoyed my studio - see earlier blog - and each paints and draws so differently. It's a real 'window' on their personalities. They all seem to go for different types of media too and I really try hard not to make suggestions but let them experiment and find their own genre. Maybe show relevent well known artists' work in books or on the web when appropriate and demo materials, but otherwise - Gran! keep your hands off! PS She achieved merit accreditation in all her NCEA art assignments when the results came out just recently!! WELL DONE.
"Colour is the influence of the soul: colour is a keyboard, the eyes are the hammers and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artists the hand that plays, touching one key or another purpose fully, to create vibrations of the soul". Wassily Kandinsky