First we started with a virtual tour of the famous Louvre Museum in Paris for inspiration. He decided after much thought that his first project should be an abstract.
“Any goof could do that, Mom.”
So he ripped open one of the canvasses that came with the set, used a paper plate as a palette and got busy. He learned how to mix colors, stroke the brush and all sorts of other stuff that is way over this art-rejects head.
He focused and pondered and painted and finally came up with this…
His first question was, “Where can we hang this? I can tell I’ll be making a lot more!”
I’m envisioning way more pictures than I want, hanging all over my house. Just what am I going to do with them all?
Oh, and go check out a really great blog called Teen Lit Review. It reviews books written for the pre-teen/teen audience from a Christian perspective. I have kids who love to read so it’s a great way for me to keep up with what they’re reading and make sure it’s good stuff.