08 May 2012

Still Life Painting

Miss 3 loves to paint. She loves it so much, that most of her paintings are an effort to get as much paint on the page as possible, and then it quickly progresses to "finger painting" which is really whole handed smearing until everything is a homogeneous dark green colour. So this time I decided to try something different. First I sent her out to collect some flowers, and then we mixed up the right colours for those flowers, and away she went.

It really got her thinking about keeping the colours separate, and about the different parts of the flowers. 

She even went and got more flowers and had a second go, and only after that did she start hand painting. I'd consider that a big success.

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