Sunday, July 18, 2010
Annika's Enchanted Forest and Seurat
This week I completed an enchanted forest painting for a little girl's room. This was so fun to paint. When I was a little girl I always wanted a tree house, to me this is the ultimate fantasy tree house, with enchanted surroundings to boot. I will admit I had to restrain myself when I got the glitter out. It's hard to tell in the photo but the fairy wings and the garland around the door are sparkly. I would love to live in this world, at least visit it on a regular basis. My now 4 year old also loved this painting. He kept telling me he wanted to get in the painting.
As I mentioned earlier I now have a 4 year old little boy. Steven's birthday was on the 7th. Since he's a little older now and more mature, I decided to pull out my lesson plans from when I taught art for the Boys and Girls club. I taught all ages. I always incorporated a little art history into the lessons, so this week we talked about Georges Seurat and pointillism. "Seurat did the dot" was our catch phrase. So I broke out the watercolors and q-tips. He embraced the idea and had fun with it. I think I'll make some flash cards up as we go along learning about artists.
The bottom one is another painting Steven did this week.
See everyone next week.
Posted by Carrie Waller Watercolors at 11:44 AM