Friday, May 2, 2014

painting session

 Some bolder colours for a change... thanks to a painting session with my children (which I haven't done in a while). My son seems to have finally begun to understand how to use paint without continuously mixing and muddying colours up. But he has retained a sense of simply enjoying the movement of the brush across the sheet (rather than focusing on depicting objects). As "abstract" as it may appear, his painting, shown here, is the outcome of a story he was making up as he painted in which some superheroes were fighting some monsters; the brushmarks apparently depict (or "map out", or "translate"?) the movements that took place during that epic struggle. It's fascinating stuff.

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