They have no expectations of themselves and are utterly relaxed, playing with the materials as their “true selves” flow, uninhibited.
This is such a great goal for all of us “artists” who so often feel we should be creating something worthwhile. (And if you don’t, tell us your secret!) Thus, the importance of painting things that don’t matter. Or are not “worthwhile”. With no expectations. I’m sure some of the greatest art was scribbled on a cocktail napkin, along with the greatest songs, and the greatest love notes.
This little aqua flower painting was a demonstration I did with my lovely third cousin, Quinn, visiting with mom Kathleen and sister Eliza. Quinn and I played with mixed media flower paintings, and I wish I had a photo of hers. It was so brave and truthful, with bold reds, and striking black and white paper faces, poking through the flowers.