Painting question

@indywahm (808)
United States
February 12, 2007 8:36am CST
I have noticed that my daughter can paint pretty good How do I encourage her to paint more without her thinking I am pushing her.
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@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
the best thing to do is to just give her praises for the paintings she makes, and buy her the needed painting materials. If your daughter likes painting, it will show. And if you are assured that she really likes to paint,then always give her positive comments and tell her frankly that you will support her if she wishes to pursue her painting skills to the next level by enrolling in formal painting lessons.
@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Feb 07
It's an excellent opportunity to sit down with her and spend some quality time together! My daughter has always loved painting and drawing and when she was little I always encouraged her to do drawings for me, then drawings for her nan and so on and so forth! It must of worked she's now at college studying art and hopes to become an interior designer someday! Good luck with it!
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• Canada
13 Feb 07
the best advice is to leave her "stuff" out leave her a space where she can do her painting. Do not critique her work. let he experiment they way she wants. Let her know your happy to help her if she wants but try not to over teach her anything, let her have the time to experiment...even if it ends up a a brown smudge! well thats what I do with my kids anyway. there's always paper, paint pencils etc lying around, they produce what they want when they feel like it.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Hoping you have a good talking relationship with your daughter. You could mention that you have noticed her talent and not sure how far she would wish to pursue it. Then offer her an easel and art supplies. Good luck with this. I have bought my kids art supplies since they were small. Now my daughter has written a book and designed the cover. When given a chance you never know how it will turn out and sometimes it is a great surprise!!
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
12 Feb 07
Buy her materials like paint and what ever else she needs. If the material is avalible to her she will paint more if it's something she likes to do.
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• Indonesia
29 Mar 07
give book about painting.automaticaly she will read the book wihtout feel yor pushing.
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
11 Mar 07
Be natural and advice her to watch wht all she sees with full focus she will find more colours and then ask her to paint only the colour which she had seen.
@scabo0o (13)
18 Feb 07
Im 16 years of age and i really enjoy art as a hobbie. Recently i have found alot of time on my hands to get on with some art and noticed that i could never get enough painting equipment. Now im not saying for you to go out and buy your daughter a really expensive set of paints with top of the line brushes and a couple huge canvases but i just find it really encourageing when my father takes intrest in what im doing. A good gift that would encourage your daughter may be a book on painting or maybe a little corner that she can call her own and go to do some painting. I would also say that a good thing to try and do is ask questiong about her work, why she chose to paint that, what gave you inspiration etc. And also answer any questions she has for you like constructive criticism. I hope i have been a help to you! scabo0o
@moomincat (321)
14 Feb 07
Wonderful!! Spend time with her. Let everyone in the family get the materials out and have a go. One of the best weekends we had when we got the paints out and did portraits of each other. We had a real laugh. Trips to art gallerys you will always find something that will be achievable. Art books and magazines are always inspiring aswell.
• India
14 Feb 07
That's easy. Just show her a scenary, any object, toy, or any other thing of her interest. Then tell her, "I wonder how beautiful it would look when you would fraw it". These kind of encouraging words would make her think, and would make her recreate the thing in her drawings. I think it will work. Please try this.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
Well I think that if you simply give her lots of compliments on her art work and specifically tell her what you like about it...that would make her feel good and encourage her to go further with it. I don't think that it'd be pushing her too much if you told her that she could potentially do things with her art work, maybe suggest she tries selling them? What about hanging up her work somewhere in the house? That would make her feel pretty good I bet..
• United States
12 Feb 07
Take her to a craft supply store to pick out some artists supplies. AC Moore's is one place that we frequently browse and find they have so many different supplies for the painting novice or professional.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
12 Feb 07
You will be encouraging by supporting her passion. Also, if it's her passion or talent, it will come naturally and she won't need a push. Continue to praise her artwork, help her obtain the supplies she'll need to continue, and let her know that you have no expectations other than for her to fulfill her dreams : )
@Morticia (419)
12 Feb 07
Sorry, but how old is your daughter? Don't encourage her to accept art as obligation, she might take it as a second "boring homework" and kids are usually not very eager for more of those... Try to make her feel special for the gift she has, tell her how big she might become one day if she gets to be an artist.
@waynet (2650)
12 Feb 07
If you yourself paint or draw then join in with her and try to help her think of things to paint and encourage in the way of being a part of her painting work, I do this with my son and it really helps them and plus if you've got any tips to pass on then, this helps too.