emily cline art

gettin' my ya-ya's out

In Flora Bowley…

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In Flora Bowley’s painting e-class, I am reminded {constantly} that I am not in control. I got up early this morning so I could paint. Half-way through,as I was doing well with my playful process, not ‘trying’ or forcing anything, my 5 year old comes in:  he wants to paint too. This is the reason I got up at 6:00. So I wouldn’t be interrupted. (*sigh*)

Let. go. of. control. ALL of it.

Working with “value contrast”, (essentially the difference between light and dark — black and white are the extremes), I got this far today.

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And watching him, seeing how much he loves, truly loves to paint — with the freedom and playfulness I’m shooting for — helps. I’m a little begrudging, after all I got up early! But it’s fun to see him so free.

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And I’m getting there too. Though I don’t know why the pictures post sideways… :/

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