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.
The boys wanted to help by taking pictures. Here they are discussing who get’s to take the first picture.
I used acrylic paint but it had a watercolor feel. It left some great textures on the wall.
Everybody wanted to participate. It took two hands. He was really concentrating.
Going outside the lines.
I worked a square at a time.
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.
My favorite character was the lion cub.
You can pull a pretty straight stroke if you use your whole arm.
Two hands and a foot placed on the wall as a permanent reminder of the day.
I had no clue how long it would take to paint. I was amazed to get it done in one weekend.
And then the inevitable question, Grandma are you going to paint something on my wall?