Children’s Art Knuckles, Baggies and Poster Paint on Canvas Various Sizes

Today I taught Kaeleigh another technique to get nice faux texture in her paintings.  We used sandwich baggies.  I had her put the baggie over her hand like a glove.  Then, we squeezed a few different colors of poster paint on the canvas.  With a clinched fist, she slowly rolled her knuckles back and forth over various parts of the painting.  We would blow dry the layer and then start again until she was happy with the results.  Once complete and dry, I had Kaeleigh spray her painting with fixative for extra protection.  Today was the first time Kaeleigh got to spray her own painting.  Nice job kiddo!  We had a lesson on analogous colors today which you can see in two of the three paintings.  My favorite part of these paintings is where the paint was thicker and cracked as it dried.  Very cool effect.  Kaeleigh used some sponges on the under layer of the pink painting.

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Little Foxes Kids Art Acrylic Painting

Art day today with Miss Kaeleigh. We had a great day sharing ghost stories and painting foxes.  It got a little difficult mixing paint at times with the lights dimmed, but ghost stories need the right mood so we just went with it.  She decided she wanted her fox to have muscles in his arm and toned abs.  She thought the tail looked like a flexing arm and made some adjustments.  I just went with the standard red fox with a fluffy tail.  Kaeleigh’s fox has a few tattoos.  He is the hip, muscle fox.

11 x 14 Abstract Acrylic Salt Painting 

This was an experiment I worked on today.  I have been practicing salt paintings with diluted poster paint on canvas boards and thought today I would try using acrylics.  That was tricky, but I really like the end result.  Unlike poster paint, acrylic paint holds the salt so this painting has some good actual texture as opposed to illusion.

Last Painting of 2017 12 x 16 Inch Iris Abstraction in Oils

I figured I should complete one more painting before the year ends. Just a little painting, but I think it has a big personality. I am loving the purples and oranges in this palette knife abstraction of purple iris.