Janne Robberstad

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Painting with the kids!

By spotogspindel | December 6, 2010

One day in December should be reserved for painting with your favorite kids! Today was my day. My friend´s daughter and I started this tradition when she was only 11 months, painting a picture for her Dad for Christmas. And we´ve kept at it every year since. Now she´s got a young brother, and he needs to become part of the tradition!

Needless to say, at 7 months, this is his first time painting. He LOVED it! Feeling the slippery acrylic paint between his fingers, spreading it on the canvas. The boy´s got good artistic instinct!

Of course it´s a good idea to be prepared, with moist cloths ready, aprons and plastic to cover things or clothing you don´t want paint on. And be prepared for a bath afterwards. 🙂 But trust me, it´s so worth it!

Now, is this guy having fun, or what?!!!

Since her pictures are all in blue hues, we decided that his pictures should be green. By the time they´re 18, their Dad will have a big wall collaged with paintings from the kids that will go perfectly together like a big mosaic. And here are the results:

She´s made a river where there´s a tree  and a cloud.

I think he is an expressionist!

Topics: Art, Christmas, Diverse | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Painting with the kids!”

  1. Deirdra Doan Says:
    December 8th, 2010 at 09:43

    What beautiful children. And the baby with the paint! Great photo. Yes a Abstract Expressionist for sure. He and I need to talk…;>}