I have discovered that my daughter seems to have a natural way with watercolors. The spontaneity of her color choices and then how she brings them together is so intuitive and aesthetically pleasing and something I don’t think I could do as well even if I tried. Since we completed the piece below we’ve been working together on several mixed-media drawings and paintings. She loves painting so much and will do it up until bedtime. It’s been consuming, in that great artist obsessive way, to realize how much she is capable of and what she is so enthusiastic to learn. I’ve been researching more and more techniques, improving my own breadth of knowledge, as I try to come up with new things for her to do. In short, it’s fantastic.
The following is a mixed media piece of oil pastel, water color, and a linoleum block print I made in graduate school.
The finished piece, “Bunnygirl”
And I’ve shared this on Twitter and Facebook already so why not here? Parents who create and share art and teach art to their children are incredible, big ups to one of my compatriots, Dicken Schrader and his beautiful Milah and Korben.