I'm artsy and my daughter's artsy. I'm trying to help develop her technique. I admit my formal training is limited in certain disciplines. For example: painting. My painting instruction is limited to the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Before you laugh, I know I can't be the only one making happy trees.
My daughter had to make a diorama of the tundra for class. So guess who decided to make it into a painting lesson?
Painted with acrylic paint in a Payless shoe box. (Yeah, we recycle/reuse/remix like that)
It took about a week to complete. I think it came out pretty well considering she doesn't paint often and I didn't help (take over) too much. I let her choose the colors and basically just defined things a bit when she went off track. For example, she picked turquoise blue for the sky. I softened it by adding the clouds by dabbing on white paint with a crumpled paper towel.
Unfortunately, my printer is refusing to print back copy so production is a bit delayed. I plan on releasing new holiday cards this month. Just need to sort out my printer issues first. I haven't printed new back copy during my break to finish grad school. And during late summer's hurricane, the printer got some water damage from a leak. I'm thinking its time to look for replacements. It is five years old and I really want a wireless printer. Any suggestions?