Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Graham has just turned 6. He has a wonderful imagination and is game anything. His parents agreed to let me teach him "easel painting" once a week. These sessions have blossomed into unexpected fun and unpredictable outcomes. His subject matter is self invented as well as choice of colors and working tools. My self appointed assignment is to teach him how to treat his brushes , how much paint to put on the palette and the maintenance of using acrylics. Of course there is the coaching of keeping the project moving forward.

The studio all feels lighter when entering the day after his lesson. He leaves a trail of giggles, stories and pure uninhibited confidence in his finish product. Some days I envy him that freedom.

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