We took Red Ted Art’s Kids Get Arty challenge and we got arty! I’m not talking about our usual arts and crafts stuff, I mean really arty. We were totally up for this one! I brought the proper artist easel in from the garage even. As for our inspiration, we looked no further than our new puppy (who will be with us in late July). I have been wanting the girls to make paintings of our future dog, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. In our hunt for an amazing artist to learn about we landed on George Rodrigue. You are probably familiar with his series of works titled Blue Dogs. This American artist’s paintings of a blue dog seemed like the perfect jumping off point for the girls.
And began working on canvas with acrylic paints. They used proper paint brushes and were thrilled to work with mommy’s “big” easel.
The finished products were gloriously colourful and creative. My youngest daughter was delighted with how her border terrier turned out “it looks just like a real border terrier, I can’t believe it!” My eldest daughter, who is more of a writer than a painter, took a more simplistic approach. Each are unique and each will hang with honour on their bedroom wall.