5.04.2011

Mother's Day Flower Paintings

















Do you remember the Georgia O'Keeffe flower paintings we did during the spring online art class?  On Monday my husband and I went into our son Liam's Kindergarten class and helped the kids make flowers as a surprise for their moms.  We had such a great time with the kids.  This is a picture of a little more than half of the paintings.  I think the moms are going to love them.  Tomorrow I am visiting another class to do the same project.  These would be great gifts for grandmas too!

 As a head's up I will be going on Studio 5 on Monday to show how to make a chevron print painting like the one pictured below that I recently made.  They will be posting my step-by-step tutorial online and I will link to it on my blog.   If you want to make a painting but you do not have much artistic confidence this is the project for you!  Anyone can make a chevron print painting.  Hopefully it will go well on Monday and I will not be as nervous as I was last time!

4 comments:

  1. Yay! Congrats on another Studio 5 appearance! That project looks fabulous. Good luck!

    The kids flower paintings look great. I'd love a little more detail about how that all went in the classroom. I think you said you supplied the materials as well too, right? Your amazing!!!

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  2. So fun! What are the mother's day flowers painted on? I couldn't tell if it was canvas or paper. Love them! Thank you for the idea.

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  3. I think you did a fabulous job on the last Studio 5 appearance! That is how I discovered your blog and I am so glad that I did! I can't wait for summer, when we will start using your class pdf to do all the fun art projects. My girls are going to love every minute of it! Thanks for all your hard work to make teaching art (for us non artists) fun! Good luck on Monday!

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  4. Beautiful flowers! Can't wait to see the tutorial for the chevron painting!! BTW...sorry always so many questions, but the blog, Nicole, of "Me Oh My" a few paintings of her own. However, she does them on a cheap piece of plywood from Home Depot. I loved the idea...she mentioned it makes a cheap canvas and the wood grain that shows through becomes a cool texture. However, when I went to my local Lowes, the guy scared me away saying the wood will likely warp and my art would be ruined. Do you have any experience with painting with cheaper canvas alternatives? A big canvas can get a bit pricey.

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