The soon to be 4 year old twin grand-girls were laboring away at their art center.  Our blondie was filling letter sized sheets of paper with impromptu geometric designs in a variety of pastels while the red-head seemed to favor only her black water colors.


My wife, a former art teacher, stood and watched for a few minutes then asked L’il Red, “Are you sad?”
“Then why is everything black.”
“Because, Grandma, It’s a picture of a stormy night.”


I’m not certain that Claude Monet started this way but could be.

About rixlibris

Retired from child care photography after thirty years of coaxing smiles and wiping noses. Currently venting years of repressed fictional story lines via self-published novels. Married and still alive in a remote corner of Waller County, Texas.
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19 Responses to PINT SIZED PICASSO

  1. Roxanne says:

    That is a wonderful story, a beautiful picture, and a most auspicious beginning of an art career.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • rixlibris says:

      Thank you for your comment. I like it as well. We watched her off and on as she worked on this piece, never saw her touch anything other than the black marker, and I’m not quite sure where the pale blue streaks in the center came from.

  2. paintdigi says:

    Good posts, beautiful blog.
    Welcome to see my creations:

    • rixlibris says:

      Thanks for the comment, I will visit you. My wife pointed out an error in my post by saying, “how could you sit there and watch her working on her piece using watercolors and describe it as markers?” I corrected the text in the post to give her the advantage whatever artistic difference that makes.

  3. amommasview says:

    Love it! And it shows that they know exactly what they are doing (sometimes) even if we don’t see it 🙂 Smart girl!

  4. Dina says:

    Great!! 🙂
    Adorable twins and superb artwork! ❤ ❤

  5. Absolutely wonderful! You’ll be surprised how these young minds work and yes indeed, I see the storm through her eyes’.

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  7. Steph McCoy says:

    The girls are adorable and the painting is spot on for a stormy night. Well done!

    • rixlibris says:

      Thanks Steph. They both enjoy their art center but the blond twin prefers to work in coloring books. On blank sheets she will make a few geometric marks and then discard the page. When L’il Rad finishes a sheet she always has a title for it. My wife, channeling her pre retirement career, is working on their material handling, focusing now on water colors.

      • Steph McCoy says:

        It’s great that your wife is working with them by encouraging their creativity. The talent and smarts of today’s children is undeniable.

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