Saturday, March 31, 2007

Calendar Series: 69th Month / Early Winter Painted from Memory (1991)

Yesterday, the following was part of an e-newsletter which I receive and which is called "Robert Genn Twice Weekly."

-- In a now-famous research project, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget (1896-1980) found that toddlers from all cultures,
when encouraged, do the following:

1. Draw from memory, not direct observation
2. Emphasize obvious features, omitting others
3. Sometimes add local characteristics or happenings
4. Omit proportion, perspective, and other devices of pictorial illusion --

I am intrigued to find that many of my paintings have most of the qualities of a toddler's art. Picasso said, "It takes a long time to become young."

1 comment:

dianeclancy said...

I found your post yesterday on Lisa Call's blog. You said you were a painter but had quilterly qualities - so I immediately came over to check out your work.

I too used to quilt until I found painting. My fairly new blog - - has some of my work and process. This particluar post
blog/index.php/2007/03/22/ (2 Collages with a Quilting Influnece) will show you how I have combined quilting and painting.

Perhaps we could put links to each other's sites - I am excited to find another quilter/painter!

- Diane Clancy