Children painting from life

The Bird Bath by Joe

Acrylic on canvas

Tahlia’s Dahlia

Acrylic on canvas

Joe aged 10 and Tahlia 7 came to visit us in our home in the bush. I encouraged them to observe the garden and choose something they wanted to paint. They observed and painted their interpretations. The canvases were small so I gave them small brushes to use. Children’s art is always so inspirational to me. Give them good materials and allow them to explore.


Joe also painted a grevillea flower from life.

Published by lindafrylinkanderson

I am an Artist, Adventurer, Author and Teacher who wears sarongs. I love to draw from life, sail around the world and have written 2 books: 1. Sailing in my Sarong - a 30 year dream 2. Salvage in my Sarong - The Mediterranean Dream in a rescued boat. See my website : www.valiam.com.au Or email me : valiam1@hotmail.com

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