O and I took turns painting pictures, and she was a little upset when I painted my sky all the way down to the grass on my picture. She demonstrated and gave me instructions on how the sky should only be a blue strip at the top of the page. I remember drawing the sky this way and then having a sudden realization that the sky does not actually look like this. I asked O if she was sure if the sky should just be a small strip at the top of the page, and she was adamant :) Love it!
After we painted for a while, O decided to paint her foot, too.
I'm looking forward to more outside painting with O soon. I think it would be a lot of fun to go on the dock to paint, but we have to wait until we have someone to watch E since her little fast self would crawl off the dock in a second!
It really is interesting how kids see things and how their perspective changes over time. Outdoor nature painting/drawing is such a fun learning activity.ReplyDelete
The strip of sky is interesting to me. I always made exactly half the page blue and the other half green. Pictures my mom kept from when I was about 4 confirm this. I am really glad you mentioned this perspective so I won't freak out if my daughter does that when she gets a bit older!ReplyDelete
How Very Observate She Is!ReplyDelete
If you have a portable playyard, E could enjoy the nature around the dock with you. You could take along art supplies that E could enjoy w/o much supervision.
Love it! I remember doing the same thing as a kid!ReplyDelete