Category Archives: painting

Collaboration!!

Collaboration ’11 opened at the Jamestown Arts Center Friday night. We missed the opening, so we went this weekend to see the boys’ artwork. I thought it would be so exciting for them to see their work hanging on the … Continue reading

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Toddler Mixed Media

Materials: Paper, chosen by G; paints, type and colors chosen by G; oil pastels, requested by G You  may be getting the idea that this activity was completely toddler run… as I mentioned in the last post, I think our … Continue reading

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Vegetable Netting Painting

Well, that was an unplanned blog hiatus! G and I did this right before the flu took me under… (Inspired by “Impressive Burlap” in MaryAnn Kohl’s First Art.) Materials: Watercolor paper, tempera paint, vegetable netting (I used the top from … Continue reading

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In Progress

We are working on our Collaboration entries! V had a plan, requested I pick up some specific acrylic colors we didn’t have, made a sketch, and got to work. N wanted to combine oil pastel and tape resist with watercolors. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Repetition

Most of the time G and I are in the studio during the day (when her brothers are in school), I don’t post about it. Why? Because she’s painting, nothing flashy, nothing complicated. But maybe, oh, four or five days … Continue reading

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Watercolor Tape Resist

Materials: Watercolor paper, liquid watercolors, painter’s tape; my original tape resist post is here, and another version is on Kidoinfo here Over break, V wanted to make another tape resist, but we had no canvases. No problem! He used watercolor … Continue reading

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Painting Stars

Materials: Watercolor paper, liquid watercolors After painting hearts and snowflakes, my two youngest naturally wanted to paint stars next, but on watercolor paper this time. I cut out the stars for them. A slight digression: N gets frustrated trying to … Continue reading

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Painting Like Monet

(Inspired by Monet, of course, and Linnea in Monet’s Garden.) Materials: Watercolor paper, tempera cakes and/or liquid watercolors, brushes of various sizes What with all our looking and reading and visiting, N was keen to try to paint with dabs, … Continue reading

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More Coffee Filter Painting

When the boys saw our window full of painted hearts, they wanted to make some, too, and G has been asking to paint more every chance she gets. So we all painted some more coffee filter hearts (materials list in … Continue reading

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Painting Coffee Filters

(Inspired by these posts at The Artful Parent.) Materials: Coffee filters, liquid watercolors We have lots of coffee filters left over from before we bought one of those reusable ones, and when I saw the painted snowflakes in the first … Continue reading

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