Kid Art, Folk Art Paint Splattered Glasses

Today in art class, the girls made splattered drinking glasses using inexpensive glasses, Folk Art enamel paint and tooth brushes.  The clear splattered glasses are apparently fancy, juice drinking glasses that the girls plan on keeping for themselves.  Kaeleigh and Maddie each painted 3 or 4 glasses in two hours.  They are planning on using the remainder for gifts this holiday season.  A really nice thing about this project is that the kids have something they can use! Plus, kids love to splatter paint and moms like pretty glasses.  These glasses are top rack dishwasher safe once baked or air cured for 21 days according to directions.  


Yellow Poppy Field 18 x 24 Inch Oil Painting

I’ve never painted yellow poppies and felt I needed to.  I like it!  This is an 18 x 24 inch palette knife oil painting.

Red Poppies Dark Sky Oil Painting

This is an 11 X 14 inch oil painting of three red poppies against a really pretty dark blue background that reminds me of twilight.  I’m very happy with the way the colors work together in this painting.  The oranges and reds in the poppies look great with the blues in the sky.  This one is sold.

Crow Oil Painting, “Decisions”

This is an 11×14 inch painting of a crow I titled “Decisions”.  Most of this painting is done in varying shades of black and white on top of an orange under painting to bring out the color of the trinket in the crows mouth and the little red marble or bead…observers choice.  I picture him looking around and guarding his marble.  He can’t decide which he wants, the trinket or the marble.  His beak can only hold one.  Maybe he is waiting for a buddy to come get the marble?

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Ted the Rooster Oil Painting

This is a 16 X 20 inch oil painting of a rooster named Ted.  I painted him as a favor for a friend of my husband.  My husband has a few paintings of mine in his office at work.  One of those paintings is a rooster that we used to own named Moose.  She has a rooster named Ted and she asked if I would paint him.  Ted is black, but I thought he should be blue.  She loves her painting of Ted!

The Hippopotamus Oil Painting, Big Fat Hippo

This is a 16×20 oil painting of a hippopotamus I painted for my niece.  I think he’s pretty cute.  His eyes seem happy to me and the colors are great in person.  They change dramatically depending on the light.  The back ground goes from a really nice blue-green to the blue you see in this picture.  This hippo gave me nightmares.  I have never painted a hippo before and I really procrastinated on this one for 5 days from the start.  I got the underpainting done and just kinda scratched my head thinking….now what.  I don’t wanna paint just a fat brown gray hippo.  Finally, 5 days after starting, I just said Dawn, just paint.  See what happens.  Lo and behold, my niece got a cute hippo with great teeth out of the deal.  She loved it!

Then I did this little 11×14 painting of a rhinoceros called Kiira on the Savannah while my sister painted an acrylic owl with the Art Sherpa on Youtube.

Kiira on the Savannah 11x14 inch Rhinoceros oil painting
Kiira on the Savannah 11×14 inch Rhinoceros oil painting