I’ve been wanting to work on a piece of art that the kids could create together, and finally managed to get it done! Here’s all about it…
Large blocks of color were my inspiration, Paul Kremer kind of style. The execution was around this idea that with a little bit of parameters around shape and color scheme, the kids could paint however they wanted on their own piece, and then displayed together they would work well in a series with the general consistency of color and shape.
I ended up just using one color: a dark navy blue. I went back and forth on the shape but ended up going with a large rectangle broken up between the three canvases. Each child worked on their own rectangle and canvas.
I bought three large canvases and mixed a dark navy acrylic paint to a shade that I thought worked. Then I outlined a general rectangle shape and told them to each loosely fill it in and paint however much they wanted generally sticking to that shape. They didn’t need to stay in the lines, and not to be worried if things slip.
Dot’s worked on her’s first. Hers is to the left. Edie’s is the middle, and Henry’s is on the right (still in progress here).
I really like the look of the rough translation of a rectangle they each created. Edie stayed carefully in lines, while Dot and Henry explored a bit more outside of the general shape. The expression of their personality in each really came through. I really like how they worked together. Three peas in a pod. We hung them above our bed which really needed a piece of art. Do you make your own art?