|7x12 pastel, Corner of Connecticut and Plyers Mill|
This is my painting from this weekend's Kensington Plein Air. More importantly I have some wise words to share with you.
As you may know I teach art to young children (kindergarten and 1st) as well as adults. Yesterday I saw my new Kindergartners. We talked for awhile and then I told them I had a hard question... a question difficult for adults, but not young children.
I asked them, "what is art?"
Each child had something to say usually about the materials used to make art. One five year old said something that will be the quote of the year.
"Art, oh that's when you make something beautiful out of paint or even recycled materials. Sometimes it looks like what's in your head and that's good. Sometimes it doesn't and then you change what's in your head. If it still doesn't look beautiful, you just take a deep breath."
Antonia, age 5
Have a good week! I am now off to the Chincoteague Plein Air.