Using inspiration from the Art classes the boys have been doing at their Homeschool Group's Monday classes we decided to have our own little Art class this afternoon out on the verandah.
I had some canvas tucked away that I bought from Riot Art n Craft a few weeks back when they were reduced. I was just waiting for the right opportunity to bring them out to paint. Bailey asked if we could do some painting so I thought I should join them and be a little more formal this time.
We drew our sketch onto the canvas with a lead pencil and then added our paint to create our little masterpieces. Bailey and Dane decided to do their artwork inspired by one of their favourite ABC shows 'The Octonauts'. I decided to imagine it was a beautiful sunny day at the beach, quite a contrast from the sun-showery Winter day that surrounded us out on the verandah.
We spoke about colours as we mixed the right shades for our paintings and we tried to keep a balanced hand whilst we used to the brush to do small details. I showed the boys how to layer colours to create depth. I was very impressed with Bailey's attention to detail and the fact Dane managed to sit in the one spot for at least an hour.
Bailey and I took our time and spent a good 2 hours chatting and painting whilst Ehren slept and Fraser ate and played. All in all it made for a lovely afternoon. Something we'll have to do again very soon.