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the eric update - day 654: odin's first masterpiece!

i wasn't sure how much patience odin would have for finger painting ( for the most part he doesn't like stuff that sticks to his fingers and hands ) but we thought we'd give it a try today and, surprisingly, he took right to it and immediately began gingerly dabbing his fingers in the paint as he said the color's name ( "reeeeddd", "booo", "geeeeen", "puple", "ornge" ) and then brushed his fingers deliberately on the paper.

if you look closely and for long enough you will clearly see blue water and a green, grassy shore with hills and a "sailor's delight" sunset. or is that a "sailor's take warning" sunrise.

i asked him to clarify his artistic intent, but he refused saying that he liked to have each viewer come to his or her own conclusion.

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4/20/2006 04:36:00 PM 2 comments


Its genuinely lovely. If no-one knew it was from a child, it could sell in a gallery.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:02 PM  

It is beautiful! My kids liked to mix everything together, resulting in great texture, but a less-than-great color we called "pre-school brown." It's interesting that he's mixed cool with cool colors and warm with warm, but kept the two groups separate. Fluke, or repeatable?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:10 AM  

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