Thursday, November 3, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Stuff with the Kid

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.