Monday, August 22, 2011

Workin' The Canvas

I picked up a bunch of canvases over the weekend and started laying down the paint.

I'm working on three of them. Usually, I have a clear idea of what I'm going to paint, but I've been taking a more spontaneous approach lately. I've even gone as far as simply closing my eyes and blindly picking a paint color. Basically, I'm giving myself up to the fun of improvisation!







Obviously, the paintings are in their infancy right now. I'm looking forward to seeing where they end up.

I recently painted the one below with my cousin Brianna (she's 3 1/2). She happily smeared paint all over the canvas. I think her favorite part, however, was spraying the canvas with water. She couldn't get enough of that. My favorite part was listening to her explain (very seriously) to Jonathan about each step we took to create the painting. It was really, really cute.

4 comments:

Harley King said...

Kool! What are their names? And what are they doing in your painting? Didn't you know? I'm Alfred, the father of the monsters circulating through your paintings? I have come to take them on a space trip to the outer reaches of the third triangle.

Angela said...

Hi I am an artist and I visit your dad's blog often he lead me here and I was pleasantly surprised. I paint with my granddaughter. Isn't it fun to paint with children.I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Harley King said...

Brianna says that you are the purple creature and she is the blue one.

Johari said...

Hi, Angela. Welcome! It is fun painting with kids. They don't worry about anything and just enjoy the excitement of the moment.