Blog: The Little Boy in a Green Shirt
Posted on March 19 2018
He took his little sisters hands, and shared the wonder with her. He ran and twirled to the water, slowing dipping their toes in testing, testing, is it cold. They splashed, and played for a long time. Still twirling and they dared to go even further into cool water. It’s that daring, the no fear attitude of lets try it, it’s the struggle of saying to yourself, and only yourself, do I like this – should I go further. It’s that question, allowing yourself that question, and that wonder, that freedom to be able that happens every time I stand thinking about where to begin. What will I discover, how will I react, will I truly be one with the canvas, like the little boy was with the sand and the water?
That is what painting is for me – I can always have the experience of the little boy in the green shirt every time I begin something new. I can’t always have the water and the waves screaming and yelling, I move and I am free.