Abstract Art Fun – Exploring Colours…

Childhood creativity leads to innovation in adulthood… so I decided it was time to dig out our canvases and paints again for a bit of abstract art fun

G2 painted “Mountains at Sunset” – the title was given by me since that’s what it looks like to me. I was out of fresh canvases, so I let him re-use an old canvas with a picture I wasn’t particularly keen on, hence the visible lines and some colours at the edges from the previous painting…


G1 has always struggled with his abstract expression. His reluctance to mix his colours, I think, is likely linked to some internal compulsion that obhors getting dirty. It’s taken the arrival of a rather messy sibling to help him break down those obsessive tendencies but at least we’re making progress. For a while now I’ve been trying to encourage him to explore the colours and to forget about trying to “get it right”. As Ms Frizzle likes to say, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” I suppose we’re making some headway because this was what he painted…


Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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