Monday, June 29, 2009

Magic Marker Monday - Canvases

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
~Pablo Picasso


Let's show you some of the canvases this 26-month-old has been using in my art recently...

Here's my very first acrylic on canvas painting! See the tiny black-haired rock-climber in blue dress in the upper left?
Here's a monocromatic drawing on my easel paper. Lots of nice detail bringing to mind spring...

Another monochromatic drawing, on a notecard this time. Lots of eyes - my specialty!
My favorite canvas: ME! And of course, baby doll does everything I do. Here is HER painting...

24 comments:

Laski said...

Oh, she and JR would have a field day with markers/crayons/pens . . .

Gives new meaning to getting "inked"!

xinex said...

Cute post! an artist in the making...Christine

Sarah Dawn said...

Too much fun. My 4 and 7 year old asked me last week to paint their faces with markers. They giggled with glee when I answered yes. Their creations, simply childhood wrapped in color. It took a bit to get them clean, but worth every scrub.

Delighted to meet you. I just found you today via a friend. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to splash around and follow to get to know you a bit more.

Hugs from this missionary mommy,
Sarah Dawn

Andrea said...

Love the "body art!" ;) There's nothing quite like drawing on arms and legs, huh? haha :)

Tina said...

lol i never know what the fasination is with drawing on yourself!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

how very expressive... in choice of canvas and all

Yaya said...

Haha! This is awesome!

FrankandMary said...

The first one reminds me of Warhol at The Factory, throwing the paint. Love it. Every day is a true adventure by you..which is not only how kids should live, but adults too. ~Mary

Kori said...

That is why there are washable markers; 'nuff said.

Leslie said...

ALL of my children used to love painting their skin!!! gorgeous artwork! lol

hugs,leslie

Christie O. said...

LOL what a beautiful canvas!! And love the marker tattoos!! hahaha my three year old cannot resist using himself as a canvas.

Ps. the eyes are so stink adorable. i love it.

Genny said...

Precious, as always! I love that quote at the beginning of your post, too. My daughter absolutely loves to paint and it is such a joy to see the things she creates. :)

Erin said...

What an artist!

My four year old will spend an hour on a painting, making everything just right. I love watching his concentration.

Beck said...

I still have an example of art on my wall from when a 15 month old artist found a Sharpie one day.

Michelle said...

hehe, yep, what my twins look like after coloring! Too cute!

Keri said...

too cute! i have an award for you on my blog:
thehometeacher.blogspot.com

Prasti said...

lol! i love your "tattoos" ;). my daughter enjoys doing the same thing, and sometimes requests that mom or dad contribute too.

Renae said...

How cute! Of course, it's cuter because it's on you. ;) My girls do the same thing. One of them has pink all over her legs right now. She decided to use the foam stamps from her grandmother. Very pretty. :P

sues2u2 said...

My daughter sported that look @ that age too. Next time suggest to mom that she put food coloring in some vanilla pudding & use really heavy paper to use it on. Trust me when I tell you how much more fun that one is! Hee,hee

Rachel said...

I love it! you're so brave! :)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Why, o why, do they like to draw on themselves???? Ladybug does it with her crayons. I'm not brave enough to give her markers yet.

Esme, your artwork is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Childlife said...

LOL!! I love that Baby Doll has to get in on the inky fun too :D Quite a priceless little artist you have there -- hope to see more of her creations this week :D

~Michelle @ 5MFSN

Wifey said...

Such the little artist! Love it.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Lit and Life said...

I have a 14-yr-old who still writes on herself...and her clothes and her mirrors and her shoes...