Patrick Gauthier

Associate Artist

Artist medium(s): Acrylic

About the Artist

Folk art is imaginative and tells stories. It is a great way to stretch the imagination and also experiment with different fundamental rules of art. Anything can happen. A smear of paint might make a great sky or a cow can be in a garden. Pumpkins can be everywhere and a truck might even have 3 wheels. The perspective that shows depth can be eliminated and the painting can appear flat.

If we use our imaginations and scramble art fundamentals or rules it is a great way to have a painting produced with fun and learning. We learn through mistakes. Embrace it and learn a hundred mistakes in an imaginative painting. It will help you resolve problems faster in a realistic painting. When a realistic painting combines with an imaginative painting you will begin to find a style that you can call your own.

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