I find it entertaining when my children explain their drawings or paintings. There is almost always some sort of story behind them even when the drawing are very abstract. A lot of times it’s intentional, but sometimes, they just make up descriptions as they go.
For Father’s Day, Summer, Emma and yes, even Jo, surprised their Papa with mini canvas paintings. Here’s what they have to say about what they made:
by Emma Louise
“I want to make a BIG heart for Papa.”
After painting the heart, she proceeded to cover it with multi-colored dots and lines.
“It’s like a garden! Ooh I know. It’s a secret garden. It’s a garden and there’s a secret heart inside!”
Hide and Seek
by Summer Augustine
“I’m going to paint many small hearts for Papa.”
That didn’t happen. She ended up with blobs of paint which created slight marbled effects.
“It’s like a rainbow!”
She kept brushing the paint on the canvas though, until became a desaturated blend of colors that’s actually quite nice.
“I like it.”
Then she added black circles and white lines.
“They’re playing. The dots are hiding from the lines.”
by Frances Josephine
Who would’ve thought that Jo would go minimalist on this project. We started with white to prime all the canvases. Her sisters proceeded to make use of the other colors but she stuck with the white and wanted only white. She even covered her entire body with it. Later on she added a few strokes of color and that was it. When I asked if she was done, she answered with an enthusiastic “YESH!”
Kayo, of course, was very pleased to receive the paintings and to be greeted by his little girls. He’s one lucky papa!