Kid Craft: Painting a Rainbow

The one thing I love about art is that there is no right or wrong way to do it.

One morning, my son and I were watching the 'Cat and the Hat Knows a lot About That' show and it was all about rainbows. They were singing a silly little song that said: "Red, Orange, Yellow, Green followed by Blue - Indigo and Violet - That's a rainbow song for you!"

My son must have been inspired by the colors, because he asked me if we could paint.  So I got out the paints, drew a rainbow shape on a canvas and tried to explain how to paint a rainbow.

Then, I let him at it with no interference at all.


When my son draws with pencil he's always very precise, but I love watching him paint, because he's still very calculated but with much larger strokes. You can see his mind working through his hands.

I think his interpretation of a rainbow is pretty cool.

But, really, it doesn't matter what I think, because it's all about him. 

As Oscar Wilde once said, "A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."