Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brown Family Painting Day

...well... "afternoon".... or at least part of it.

I'm almost ashamed to admit this is the first time I've sat down and painted WITH the kids... at home at least. They've done a lot of painting over at my folkswith Tempera paints and great big sheets of not-so-archival paper and huge brushes. They've gone through reams of paper - couple splashes here and there- NEXT! (Don't get me wrong I am very grateful my folks have had the patience to get them painting!).

We've painted with Acrylics at Something on Sundays.

But this is the first time I've busted out the paints at home and we all sat down together to do some painting. I don't know... paints always seemed to have the potential to be so... messy?!

Anyway, it was a great afternoon. Everyone had a lot of fun. I actually got some work done on a painting I am working on (I had fears I would be constantly cleaning up after, getting out more paint, changing sheets of paper, etc for the kids and not actually end up with any time to work on my own stuff).

I need to make some new easels. I wasn't sure where the dubious little ones the kids used came from. They definitely weren't really meant for painting... or drawing... or anything other than perhaps displaying art (small, light art). I also need to make a bigger one for myself. I went out and bought a pile of new MDF sheets to start doing some BIGGER works...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Visions of the New Gallery

Some time ago I had mentioned one of the weeks we had been to Something on Sundays at the Mendel Art Gallery, they had been having the kids paint their Vision of the new Art Gallery of Saskatchewan. They were going to select some of the pictures to go up around the building site of the new gallery.

The other day I rode by the site and noticed they had started putting some up - but none of the kids.

(You can click on the picture for a slightly larger version)

Yesterday I noticed they had put up a few more...

...including Keiras:

Yay Keira!!

(You can see a picture of the original in This Previous Post)