Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Younger Years VII

I loved making paintings like this as a child. Loading up one half of a piece of paper with splotches of paint, folding it whilst it was still wet, feeling the paint splurge out, and then peeling it back to see the pattern. (And often shouting, "butterfly"!)

I created this one when I was 3 years old. It's interesting to stare at it for a while and wait as my brain creates images from areas of shadows (there's a gummy bear stood in the middle, right?!) What I do find interesting though, is the texture created in the paint as it has splurged [technical term!] That would be really interesting to recreate when working on a textural based piece of art.

I assume I created this at a similar age. What I find interesting is that it hasn't been one simple layer of paint before folding, but that some paint has dried and other areas have transferred. My brain initially perceives it as a simple paint and fold, but the green splodges deny that.

It's totally a butterfly, though.


  1. I am loving all these childhood drawings! I need to find the book I drew/wrote when I was 3... all I remember about it is a lamp asking a lightshade a deep metaphysical question. :P The first painting here looks like it's from a Rorschach Inkblot test haha. x

    1. Thanks! Haha, it sounds like you haven't changed much then ;)
      Helen x


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