Collaborating Artists

Watch me paint “Geese” in 1 minute (time lapse)

Do you remember when I shared this painting? It’s a relatively new one, from April (New Painting – Honk!). The story behind this is that two geese were visiting the lagoon behind our house every day for a week or so. My daughter and I were enchanted by them. I thought about painting them but hadn’t gotten around to taking a photo for reference. Meanwhile, she had drawn the geese while watching them from her upstairs bedroom window.

I asked her if I could use her brilliant artwork as a painting reference and I imitated her style. It was a new experience to paint in my daughter’s art style, and fun to bond with her in this way. Collaborating with other artists pushes us outside of our own habits and awakens unexplored areas of our brains. It’s even better when we share art with people we love.

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