Before beginning the next module for Painting, I have been working with ideas about childhood.  I have spent all my working life with children and always found them a complete delight. It would seem to be a period  in one’s life which is filled with qualities such as wonder, newness, expectency, joy, enquiry, imagination and continuous learning. With such qualities there can also be hesitancy, anxiety in the struggle to understand the world and all that it holds. These studies have tried to capture some of these ideas.  They are very experimental  as I have tried to express an emotional response…Image





About pbfarrar

I am an Australian living permanently in England. I have recently retired from the position of Principal of an independent school and have taken up the study of Fine Art with the OCA.
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2 Responses to Childhood

  1. Mags Phelan says:

    These are very striking, Patricia. Poignant, even. They capture the hesitancy of childhood, but with the explosion of colour and possibility that is also part of that time (or can be).

    Have you decided which module you might do next?

    • pbfarrar says:

      Thanks for the comment Mags…glad you liked the images…not sure where I’m going with them but just enjoyed exploring the ideas which came.
      For the painting degree I have just signed up for the Watercolour module but decided to run another course alongside it which I will study for my own interest and not submit for assessment (could be a huge mistake!!! don’t know where I will find the time!!) This course is called Exploring Ideas from the Textiles degree. I love textiles as well as painting and this comes through with my fascination for collage and mixed media…so who knows where it will all lead.
      Good to talk to you….am enjoying following your drawing.

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