Thursday, June 29, 2017

Robots, Robots, Robots

 My grandson, Mason and I are pen pals, even though we live 20 minutes away from each other.  He loves snail mail! He sent me some artwork so I looked in my paper stash and found some Stonehenge print paper scraps.  Using a refillable marker I drew these two robots with High Flow Acrylic paint and mailed them to him with instructions from the robots to use his watercolors to paint them.  Because the lines are acrylic they will not smear when he adds the colors.

5" x 15"

I also posted the first two robots on face book and my niece thought they were very cool.  I asked if her son, my great nephew would like a robot…. I know silly question.  So these robots are on the Snail Mail Trail and on their way to Gavin.

 5" x 15" and 5" x 7.5"

I do have to say I really enjoyed using the refillable maker and drawing these guys.
Too much fun!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

First Summer Art with Mason

Lucky me I got to play with my grandsons while mommy and daddy were out of town.  What fun and yes I was totally exhausted but ready to do it again!  While they were here Mason and I were able to get in a little art time while little brother napped.

I had drawn the black lines using a fillable maker with Golden high flow acrylic paint and then Mason and I had a great time adding all the beautiful bright watercolors.

Then he had a "great" idea and wanted a big butterfly cut out of the colorful paper.  The little hearts were cut out of the left over paper.  He loved the process of laying down the colors next to each other and watching the way they blended and mixed before our eyes.

Original paper 9" x 12"