Monday, January 2, 2012

A moment with you.

xmas gift painting 2011

I've been dying to share this Christmas gift.  I have such a hard time keeping secrets. 
Our little Bug is very Papa centric.  He often tells me to go away when they are playing together and I show up.  One day when Papa was out I pulled out this big canvas and had him paint the whole thing yellow.  After waiting for it to dry I asked him what color he'd like to paint with over the yellow.  He said purple.  I mixed up some red and blue and came up with this color.  I let him paint however he wanted until the paint was gone and then directed him to other paper to get the rest of his painting desires out.
I had the goal of keeping the canvas simple and not turning it a sea of mixed brown paint.  I had gone through a whole bunch of quotes looking for the best one.  When I came across these words I knew it was the right thing.  I printed it out in a font that looks like my handwriting, only neater.  I pulled a light box out and traced the words in a silver pen.  After a week or so of looking at it I decided it needed a little black outline.
It came out better than I ever imagined.  I feel like it looks like a small group of people tied together by the halo around them. 

5 comments:

Mom B said...

I even kept the secret while Papa drove me home the day the painting began.

Mom A said...

What a wonderful gift.

Indelible John said...

e told me that he painted a man in it!

Cindy said...

It totally does! That was my first though and I wondered if John painted it until I read the story. I can't wait to see you guys!

Andrew Sharp said...

Nice painting, as a fellow artist.