The boys were painting the other day and when they were finished and we were cleaning up I noticed their paint trays. This picture describes their different artistic styles better than words ever could.
Spencer (the tray on the right): His picture will be done in five minutes or less and then he is bored and wants to do something different. His picture will be very representational but messy. He is a little more apt to think "outside the box" notice in the two empty holes he mixed colors but Ev usually won't do that.
Evan (the tray on the left): He will paint all day long if you let him. He takes his time and is very deliberate in his pictures. At this point his paintings are mostly just blobs of color - every once in a while he paints "something". He painstakingly keeps the colors from blending - he is very good about washing his brush off between strokes.
It was funny to me how different two brothers can be.