This summer sea acrylic art painting is SO MUCH FUN! During a long afternoon at my house a few of the grandchildren wandered in to see what I was painting with the “forever paint.” This is what one of the youngest calls acrylic paint, because it is permanent and will dry and not brush off like pastels. I had seen several impressionistic paintings for sale
Hello to my favorite artists from Nana at Hodgepodge! I have had a “bee in my bonnet” for months about the acrylic painting that we are going to do today! I saw this via our good friend Phyllis Bergenholtz of All Things Beautiful – I believe it was a pin on Pinterest. I just fell in love with the idea! Get this picture in your
I am a firm believer that each of us can paint; especially children, who possess an innate ability to create art. The hardest lesson is this: you cannot paint exactly like someone else. Embrace the freedom to please yourself!! This painting is one my students and I so enjoyed! The trees here in Georgia are about at their peak of beauty, and we could not
Author Sir James Matthew Barrie: Born May 9, 1860 Peter Pan is one of our all-time favorite books, movies, plays. My eldest girl played a lost boy in our homeschool drama troupe’s production of Peter Pan. Nana painted Peter Pan and Tinkerbell on the wall of her room. So, a mini unit study of James Barrie, Peter Pan author, was wonderful fun! When the first
We’re teaming up with a great bunch of bloggers to celebrate Seuss! Be sure to stop by and visit seven others for more inspiration… You can paint with a brush using colors like blue You simply must I can paint – how about you? In celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and all the fun his books bring to our lives, we pulled out the paint brushes.
What a wonderful afternoon we had making heart collages! Nana was fresh from a class with Ann Cockerill of The Red Cockerill Gallery. So, she taught us how to make a heart in the same spirit. See, in her heart collage, how the acrylics emphasize the heart, the words and the border? There are so many possibilities with this art work. Nana’s collage was made
Please scroll down for a list of printable lessons… I thought that we could take a break from our wonderful pastel lessons and go explore a new medium…acrylic paint! I have painted with acrylics for many years…using them to paint wall murals, tee-shirts…the paint is a very forgiving medium. You can make a small investment at your local craft store and get enough basic, primary
This lesson is narrated by Middle Girl. Both Nana and Middle Girl took the photos for this tutorial… This is a little different from our usual chalk pastels! Last weekend Nana surprised my younger sister and I with an acrylic paint lesson! She spent a little time explaining to us about the paints, brushes and the importance of LISTENING! We decided that we would paint