GIRLS AND THEIR FLOWERS. I’ve noticed that young girls are very responsive to drawing and painting flowers. Girls are drawn to Impressionistic works, perhaps because they sense a bit more freedom of expression.
While they admire photo-realism works of art and “wish” they could execute something life-like and realistic, they find that process tedious and frustrating. There’s a time and place for each of these disciplines.
In my summer art classes we’ve been exploring Impressionism and Expressionism. It brings me great joy to watch them work on their paintings, to hear the stillness of their concentration.