We’ve shared all kinds of cool art projects for kids and this one is going to be a whole lot of fun. I pulled out the proper artist easel 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 exploring the art of George Rodrigue seemed like the perfect opportunity.
In our hunt for an amazing artist to learn about we landed on George Rodrigue. You might be 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.
How to Create George Rodrigue Inspired Art with Kids
And began working on a canvas with acrylic paints. They used proper paint brushes and were thrilled to work with the easel.
The finished products were gloriously colourful and creative. My youngest kid 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 took a more simplistic approach. Each is unique and each will hang with honour on their bedroom wall.
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