I find I need to relate somehow to the subject or it will be unsuccessful. Now, if the toy was one that you'll see in my baby picture and the blanket was a quilt my mother made, THAT'S a different story!
If the mountain landscape is where my siblings and I have experienced hiking, biking or being snowed in at the family cabin....that's what you paint. If you notice the gorgeous shades of reds and greens in a lovely shaped pear.....that's what you paint. The subject you choose should have meaning to you. Now I know after much practice you may be able to paint or draw almost anything but there will be little emotion radiating from these pieces. They won't be a part of you and the viewer will notice.
|student age 11|
|older adult student|