Today Mr. C tried out one of his birthday gifts, paper and paint, so today’s WordPress photo challenge was easy. I had been meaning to write a post for some time about the question of what artwork should be kept as the stack of completed works is outpacing our ability to display or store them all.
This one below is my current favorite. He didn’t do it today, this is one that he did in preschool earlier this year. A great deal of the ‘art’ that his preschool class did was just filling a blank page with inks from a rubber stamp, but occasionally they would break out the fingerpaints and he would come up with something impressive. I like the use of the warm colors in the palette, or at least that’s what the art critic would say. I think we’re eventually going to frame this. Are we doting parents or what?
Here’s something from his color field stage. Look out Mark Rothko!
This one below is huge, 11 X 17 at least. He was completely covered in paint when I picked him up from school. His clothes looked a lot like the painting. Years from now, when he’s a famous artist, those clothes would have sold for millions at auction, but into the washer they went.
Rarely is it hard to tell “Which way is up?” for each painting, usually it’s just surprisingly obvious which would be the best way to display it. I wonder why that is?
This is from his Abstract Expressionism-Action Painting phase. Willem DeKooning? Yves Tanguy? Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline? Bah, all amateurs!
Here’s today’s work. This is from his “Let’s mix together all of the colors and see what it looks like, and then step all over the painting and run around the persian carpet in the living room, and then run upstairs and jump on the new sheets in Momma and Dada’s bed” phase. Luckily, all of the paint is water color and easily washed off.
I’ll say this is like Jon Schueler, one of my favorite artists, who spent his career making room sized canvas interpretations of the grey skies of Scotland.
I can’t get rid of any of these.