Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WOYWW 226

I've been a bit hit and miss with the old WOYWW lately. I either forget that it's Wednesday(!!) or just don't have the time to join in! :/
 
I'm a bit late today but am going to join in anyway. :) Here's what's on my desk this morning:
 
 
The chaos has gotten worse and my bird cage of paintbrushes has been moved down off the windowsill and plonked in the middle of the desk. There is a reason for this...
 
Last weekend there was a paint-a-thon at ATCsForAll.com. I was away from home Saturday to Sunday (going to my school reunion! :D) but I loved the idea of painting some ATCs and I found time to join in on Friday and Monday. I was really really pleased with the cards I painted and found myself not only enjoying painting but actually feeling like I was producing some decent images.
 
Yesterday the school teachers were on strike in England so I had DD1 at home with me... but DD2 was at nursery for the day so for once we got to have a bit of mummy and daughter time, just the two of us. DD1 loves to be creative (takes after her mummy! :D) so we took advantage of both my recent interest in painting and the opportunity to get creative without DD2 charging around like a bull in a china shop. ;)
 
So I got my paintbrush pot down and selected some brushes and took my tub of paints into the kitchen and got DD1's pre-mixed paints out... and we spent an enjoyable afternoon getting painty and creative.
 
I worked on this:
 
 
Am really pleased with how this is going. I've managed to get the shading on the skin with just enough contrast to give some contours to the face without too much contrast. And I'm pleased with the detail on the eye and the shading on the lips.
 
And DD1 painted a grand total of 7 pictures - and drew 3 more! Here's her take on Mickey Mouse:
 
 
Not bad for a 4 year old eh? This was done with zero input from me (I was busy painting on my canvas) - she chose all the colours and painted it all on her own. Think she's definitely inherited mummy's creative gene. :)
 
The weather's miserable here today so am hibernating at home with DD2... might see if she wants to do some painting this afternoon and have a painty/crafty session with her too. :)
 

12 comments:

House of Bears said...

Your painting is beautiful so far, I hope we get to see the finished results? As for Mickey, it looks like your daughter will have your talent.

The bears @# 73

Jackie said...

Your daughters painting is just great I think she has inherited your talent... Love what you are working on the image is really good .... It's lovely having creative time with the little ones, I so enjoy it
Jackie 40
Scrapbangwallop

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Fab painting from you both. I used to make lots of ATCs, but mainly do digital crafting now and they don't seem to be made in the world of digital crafting (feel like hosting a challenge now!). Ali x #52

AnnieC said...

Both paintings are beautiful - I'm especially impressed with your realistic eye and Mickey Mouse is just fantastic! Also love your desk - makes me feel better just knowing that I'm not the only one working in complete mayhem! :o)

Sarah said...

Hi Ali - Two fab paintings!!! Sounds like you both had an enjoyable creative session!! Happy WOYWW Sarah x#78

Krisha said...

Art through the eyes of a child is always so interesting. Well done for a four year old. You also get a well done .....LOL Your face is fantastic, the highlights and shading in the eye and on the lips is perfect.

jill said...

An artist in the making i think with your daughters painting of Mickey.
Happy woyww Jill #44

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! That eye on your painting. I think she's looking right in to my soul! Very nifty and what a fabulous Mickey as well. Like mother, like daughter!

Julia Dunnit said...

Such a fab rendition of Mickey..instantly recognisable! what a clever gal. Love love your desk and the reasons...like you need to explain..your life is spent at a gallop and as long as you're enjoying...talking of which, you're enjoying the paints..it's easy to tell when you're as good at it as you are!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Loving the Mickey Mouse! Much better than I could do. Great painting by Mum as well! Hugs. Pam#41

Andrea said...

stunning painting especially love the shading on her lips i checked out your atcs to( nosey) they are fab what an excellent painting your daughter has completed too... definitely got your talent and artist of the future have fab week and thanks for sharing with us Andrea#38 ps that is one messy desk but that's artists!..theres always another time to tidy lol !

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Wow the eye is mesmerizing! Lovely work, and DD has done a wonderful job too - I'm a lot older than 4 and she surpasses my efforts in every way :D

I am determined to get some visits in before tomorrow!

Happy (late AGAIN!) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (35)

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