...well... "afternoon".... or at least part of it.
I'm almost ashamed to admit this is the first time I've sat down and painted WITH the kids... at home at least. They've done a lot of painting over at my folkswith Tempera paints and great big sheets of not-so-archival paper and huge brushes. They've gone through reams of paper - couple splashes here and there- NEXT! (Don't get me wrong I am very grateful my folks have had the patience to get them painting!).
We've painted with Acrylics at Something on Sundays.
But this is the first time I've busted out the paints at home and we all sat down together to do some painting. I don't know... paints always seemed to have the potential to be so... messy?!
Anyway, it was a great afternoon. Everyone had a lot of fun. I actually got some work done on a painting I am working on (I had fears I would be constantly cleaning up after, getting out more paint, changing sheets of paper, etc for the kids and not actually end up with any time to work on my own stuff).
I need to make some new easels. I wasn't sure where the dubious little ones the kids used came from. They definitely weren't really meant for painting... or drawing... or anything other than perhaps displaying art (small, light art). I also need to make a bigger one for myself. I went out and bought a pile of new MDF sheets to start doing some BIGGER works...