Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Artist in Training. Ocean Life.

For Eliza's birthday I got her a series of Canvas Creations, which are actually pretty neat!  There is a basic outline of various scenes, ocean life, dinosaurs and hummingbirds.  They are somewhat similar to the old paint-by-numbers, but without the numbers, so you can be a bit more creative.  Eliza loves them!    She likes that she can mix her own paint colors to branch out from the basic color pallet and can start to use textures by laying her paints.  I've ordered some bank canvases and can put my own outlines on those so she has a diverse series of scenes to paint.

Eliza is pretty serious about her painting, as you can see.

And she is pretty pleased with her results.

Eliza has about 30 different brushes and is learning to use different brushes to obtain different effects and textures.

And the end result is suitable for framing!


Amy, John, Sam, and Frank said...

The artist as a young woman! Love it!! Love Eliza's glasses as well! :)

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Laraf123 said...

I'm going to check out that link for my 5 year old. I am very impressed by Eliza's collection of brushes. She's serious about her art!

Nikki said...

Wow, that's really good!

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