Everyday we paint, draw, or otherwise create.
Today was a watercolor day. We love watercolors, wet on wet on nice thick watercolor paper. For paints we often use high quality natural watercolors. We only have primary colors. This limited palate allows the kids to develop color awareness as they blend and combine the basic colors. It is a simple and peaceful craft. So calming for us all.
But sometimes the kids want the instant gratification of orange without the blending. So we have back-up $1 watercolor paints. Lupine was so enamored with the rainbow at her fingertips that she got carried away with her project.
This was not the canvas that I had intended.
Sage soon carried her off to the bath and washed her head to toe with her favorite soap. Very sweet.
Sending you wishes for an unbridled creative day.
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Coming tomorrow: Homemade toothpaste recipe. Yes. Really. Homemade toothpaste!
6 thoughts on “Watercolor Painting”
sweet! my boys love to watercolor paint too. well, paint anything – acrylic, watercolor, gauche. today we are painting wooden cars we made with wood glue and tidbits. perfect for a snowy day.
love those photos – such a great time when little ones move to express and explore the texture, wetness, color and stroke of brush on skin. 🙂
Thank you for the beautiful comment. Its nice to find other homeschoolers who are neck-deep in glue, paint, and wooden pieces! Such is the joy of our days…
Reminds me of the book I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont.
Me too, Wendy! The funny part is that she HATES that book. It completely freaks her out. Not sure why.
yes–this is why we keep some cheaper ones on hand as well.
someone commented on my blog that they don’t allow their kids to paint…I can’t imagine that.
I can live with body painting and the messes etc.
Funny you say so… I just cleaned out our homeschooling room and ditched the cheap paints and other art supplies. Oh, well. Budget be damned – I suppose they are better off wearing the natural ones anyway!