I had this genius idea a while back that it might be fun to take the girls to the art museum, have them sketch some of the works, and then go home and try to paint them. We were talking to an artist last week at the Eno Festival who suggested we check out Jerry's Artarama rather than getting supplies from Michaels or something.
So we stopped at Jerry's this morning, and the staff was super helpful. I told them what my plans were, and they helped me find the most appropriate, inexpensive supplies. We picked up two 9x14 canvases, 8 3x3 canvases with mini easels, watercolor paints, 2 mixing palettes, two brushes, and sketch books for about what it would cost for us to go to the movies.
At the museum the girls were really good about finding something they liked. They preferred modern and contemporary.
They were anxious to get to work when we got home. They started with the small canvases first before moving to the large ones.
This is Lily's take on Alison Saar's Tippy Toes - seen here.