My Portrait In Oil Pastel
I can’t get enough of children’s artwork.
It’s so pure and their unafraid, bold lines never lie.
Like my 8 year old nephew’s portrait masterpiece this weekend 🎨🙌 which he painted using my oil pastels:
So the lady in the oil pastel painting is supposed to be me 🙂
And the child artist holding up his colorful artwork is Chase Foster, my 8-year old nephew.
Notice Chase’s proud expression as he beams at his at his artistic results.
Here’s Chase near the tail end of his portrait work:
The little guy had been inspired by my acrylic self portrait (off to his right) and asked if he could copy it using my oil pastels, which of course I welcomed 🙏
Children gravitating towards art should be encouraged
I’m a huge advocate for encouraging kids to draw or scribble with whatever marking instrument and paper is available.
It’s so important to support kids in their artistic moods and creative goals; it’s something I wish had been encouraged to pursue and delight in when I myself was a child.
How I wonder at times where I could have been today had that been the case, but I digress.
The point is … if a child shows interest or expresses excitement in any kind of art or craft activity, go *all* out for them, truly.
Children’s art classes for 2023
I’m working on my 2023 visual art classes for kids and, time willing, I may also offer a class or two over the coming holiday season.
In either case, I’ll share the schedule soon but until then, hoping you **too** will encourage your kid(s) to pour out their creative energies onto paper or canvas — today and every day!