Color on the Wall

 

Dipping in the paint

Dipping in the paint

Adding color

Adding color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boys watched intently for one and a half minutes as I opened the jars of paint. Rule # 1 separate the boys and their blankets from the paint. If a white canvas is intimidating, then a whole wall is insurmountable but I dived in. That’s the best way to get started.

 

 

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

The boys wanted to help by taking pictures. Here they are discussing who get’s to take the first picture.

 

 

 

 

 

Starting at the top.

Starting at the top.

 

I used acrylic paint but it had a watercolor feel. It left some great textures on the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

If Grandma can paint on the wall, then I…….

If Grandma can paint on the wall, then I…….

Two hands and one brain

Two hands and one brain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody wanted to participate. It took two hands. He was really concentrating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting the baby giraffe

Painting the baby giraffe

 

Going outside the lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting the long necks.

Painting the long necks.

 

 

I worked a square at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting the Meerkats

Painting the Meerkats

 

The momma dived in to help with a meerkat and a frog. She is a great artist who usually paints with oils but the acrylics worked much the same way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lion cub

Lion cub

 

My favorite character was the lion cub.

Getting down low.

Getting down low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can pull a pretty straight stroke if you use your whole arm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a statement

Making a statement

 

Two hands and a foot placed on the wall as a permanent reminder of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

A good days work

A good days work

 

I had no clue how long it would take to paint. I was amazed to get it done in one weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished product.

The finished product.

 

And then the inevitable question, Grandma are you going to paint something on my wall?

 

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About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books.
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2 Responses to Color on the Wall

  1. Jean Reagan says:

    Wow, Sherry! This is fabulous!

    jean reagan

  2. Thanks Jean and congratulations on your new Grandma Book. It sounds like it is going gangbusters.

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