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"For the last 20 year period I've been working with ideas conceived as a child." -Red Grooms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Grandchildren Artists

Buck Lake  14x11  oil on canvas
Simon came to visit yesterday. He pulled off his preschool backpack for us to find his important papers: his morning art production. The grandparents offered sincere oo’s and ah’s. He gave us a pleased smile and went on with his three year old life of eating healthy snacks prepared by his grandmother.

Three year old children are amazing, filled with confidence and curiosity.  Simon is my youngest grandson. He came confidently into the studio as I was putting the finishing touches on a painting. He watched for a few seconds and asked if I needed some help. Looking down at this three foot tall child my thoughts zipped to many years ago watching my own father as he painted. I must have been annoying because I was soon on dad’s lap putting paint on his canvas.

Helene's Cosmos  20x16  watercolor
On Simon's visit, I was so involved in the finishing touches of my studio painting that I was surprised by the little voice in another room telling his grandmother, “I guess grandpa doesn't need my help.” Next time the little one pops in for a visit we will paint together for sure. 

Enjoy the little things,

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