Friday, October 30, 2015

Alicia, artist

A few days ago my five year old asked me, "When I grow up, should I be an otter or an artist?" Unfortunately, her options are fewer than she thought. 

But I sure do like her art. I like her comfort with abstract design. It was satisfying to watch her slowly drag the loaded brushes across the paper. I felt her satisfaction in the way the acrylic craft paint made smooth, opaque strokes of color without crumpling the paper.

Though the upper painting is not meant to be representational at all, the shape reminds me of cave paintings of bulls.