Elliott's Stormy Evening, 2009. oil on panel 8 x 10
My kids often want to paint in my studio with me. So they will sit on the floor using their watercolors while I work at my easel. They will comment on my work, and I will talk to them about their paintings.
I don't always get a lot of work done, they tend to ask me questions like ,
"Daddy, do you know how I mixed that color?"
"Dad, do you want to see what I have done to my painting?"
but none the less, I still enjoy my time with them.
The idea for this painting came from one of my three year old's paintings. He put a magenta/dark pink against the dark grey/black that I thought looked good together. So I thought I would give the combo a try....When he came back to my studio several days later and saw my painting, he said, "Same as my painting!"
The kid is too smart for his own good...I hope he doesn't tell everyone.