Sunday, September 26, 2010

Busy Day a Painting...

Today was a busy day. Mommy was hosting dessert club, so Abby had to hang out with daddy for most of the day. Though, I am not sure if she felt that was a hardship or not. At 4 when it was all over, I asked Abby if she wanted to paint and she said yes. We have run out of painting paper. (I know, bad mom.) However, we have a bunch of canvases, I wasn't thinking very well and decided to try to use some of our watercolor paint on an acrylic canvas.
The end product is very nice, but the process along the way was a bit iffy. I had grabbed all the watercolors and put a little in each section of the paint palette. One of the colors was black and Abby decided that she definitely liked black and brown. So it was starting to look very dark. i will admit we blotted down the color a couple of times and she let me add some color at the top...the blues and reds are mine. (Everything else is Abby.)
Then we did a larger canvas using acrylic. Abby started off using the paint brushes but towards the end she wanted me to squeeze a little paint out and just let her scrap it on. :) She kept calling the white blue (even though it was in a green container) and the red, green. We are definitely hoping it is just learning colors and not that she is colored blind.
Thanks for reading...and hope we produce some more art soon. SHeldon wanted to give grandma Mary the first dibs on these paintings, but I told him I really like the small one. They both look like they are birds in them to me. An owl, and a humingbird. Can you see it?


  1. well i cannot refuse mommy's wanting the small one. the black/brown one perhaps will be popular down the road. guess i'll take the one with the frog grabbing the bug and has a green giraffe with a branch in its mouth.

  2. I didn't see the giraffe...but now that you said that....I did see the frog but I also see a lizzard on top of him. IN the top right I see a hummingbird and a flower.