Sometimes a picture just jumps out and screams…..paint me, paint me. So when this one showed up in my Facebook feed, I immediately knew I was going to paint it.
Painting children and people has never been a strength of mine. I think this may be the third year in a row that I have made practicing people one of my artistic goals. Working my way up to it, I guess, by starting with some back shot paintings, hoping this will help me transition to painting faces!
Frankly, children have never been a strength of mine….not in art and not in life. Somehow lacking the motherly instinct, I chose never to have my own. A feeling I’ve never regretted. In fact, I often feeling awkward around them, not really interested in holding them or knowing their age, or talking to them like babies. If they’re old enough to show an interest in my studio, that’s usually about the time I can connect with them.
These are my husband’s grandkids, and therefore mine. As you can tell they are young….going on 4 and 2. We don’t get to see them often, but when we did last, I found myself charmed and engaged……..
Who knows, maybe they are showing me something!
“Did You Art Today?”