Big sweeping lines- no fear here.
You can feel there's no delicate work here, just bold pasting of shapes and mark making, especially that big swirl up the side.
I enjoyed it so much I started to bring more of a loose style and painterly strokes into my artworks.
More bold mark-making - 7 years
And watching kids create is wonderful. Their unexpected lines and mark making can never be predicted and always surprises me. You almost get a glimpse into the way they perceive their world.
Some amazing line work -5 years
I feel a tinge of sadness when kids get a bit older and they feel frustration and disappointment with their work because they're trying to create something that looks good. And when it doesn't turn out the way they want they criticise themselves and feel that they "can't do art". I'd love to delve a bit deeper into that topic in a future post!
Their influence is evident in this section of one of my paintings.
So I have my kids to thank for the evolution of my art and where it is today. I have learned so much from just watching them create, and I expect many more years of learning from these wonderful teachers yet.