Thursday, 4 April 2013

Outdoor Art

Georgie has been reading several books which have reference to art - all three have Jackson Pollock paintings or similar in them.
Not that you would call them "Art books" but Fancy Nancy - Aspiring Artist by Jane o'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Purplicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann and Olivia by Ian Falconer have all inspired us. A quick google search of his paintings and how he did them followed.

The idea of throwing paint onto the canvas really appealed to a 6 yr old - no surprises here.

We started dripping the paint off sticks but that wasn't enough - pouring and using a spoon to drip it on was way more fun. Playing with the paint after she had finished the picture was apparently just as much fun - pouring the colours in together - got a bit messy and she needed a bath at the end.  Next time I need a separate canvas - fun outside art for a sunny day.

1 comment:

Max said...

that looks great, my little girls would be into paint flinging, i must give this a go whilst we can still do art outside. she got an andy warhol kids colouring book for christmas, art by him, colouring in between the lines by the kid and add you signature alongside andy's-quite cute, i'm planning on framing some for her bedroom wall x