Watch how this mom turns drawings into masterpieces in the video below.
To a mother’s eyes, any artwork that her children attempt is an instant masterpiece. But if that mom is also an artist and works with her children in making art, that’s a truly beautiful piece of art on several levels.
Ruth Oosterman, 31, is one such artist and she spends time with her two children Eve, 7, and Theodore, 3, just drawing, painting, and sketching whatever their imagination can come up with. Bonding time has never been as beautiful as this.
But the final product is even more impressive as Ruth manages to build upon her children’s doodles and create masterpieces out of them.
For the featured clip, Ruth worked with Theodore to create the paintings.The youngster first paints big strokes onto the canvass before Ruth’s precise touch comes in.
The combination of a child’s imagination and artist’s finesse produce truly remarkable paintings that depict anything from alien spaceships to animals and whale breaches.
Ruth said: “Theo takes the lead and begins the pieces using watercolors, markers, and pencils all while telling me about his vision and what he is creating other times he is silent and we discuss when he is finished.
“We love to talk about the colors and shapes being made and what we see in them, using this information and the stories we make up together I then add to the collaboration sewing together the oral pieces into the visual art.
“Often, Theo will sit with me while I paint and ask that I use certain colors or add certain elements like rain, an airplane or a dolphin!
“I draw my inspiration from my children before I became a mom, I would consider myself a perfectionist to a fault when it came to my artistic endeavors.”
“Watching my children embrace every ‘mistake’ as an opportunity and growing through their artistic struggles challenged me to do the same, it inspired me to push through and adapt to the perceived imperfections and use them in ways I previously could not have imagined.
“It has improved my relationship with both my children immensely, it has continued to build a strong bridge of communication, respect, and trust as I treat them as my artistic equals and peers, they know that their ideas, imaginations, and vision are being heard and seen as important.
“We work as a team and I see my children as my artistic peers and co-collaborators, we share our work on social media with the mission to inspire other adults to bond with the next generation by sharing their passions by working side by side.”