Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Two Turkeys

Very little blog posting has been going on around here for the last week. I was either preparing for, or enjoying, the visits of our sons and their families over the Thanksgiving holiday. When I knew Aubrey would be here, she and I planned on a painting session and a beading session to further explore our creativity together. I drew simple (coloring book style) turkeys onto watercolor paper) and set out the paints to let her do whatever with. As you can see, her interpretation of a turkey was one of a black one.

I asked her what happened to the turkeys face and wattle, she replied "they are under the paint"! I guess that says it all when it comes to artistic license. In critiquing our work, Aubrey's treatment of the edgers of the feathers does make for more realistic feathers!

Aubrey's best friend during this visit was Destiny, our step-granddaughter. She took a more mature, careful approach to her turkey and I realize now that I did not get a photo of hers, but it was magnificent! Aubrey's Mama, Christine, joined us for awhile and it was an excellent session.


RHCarpenter said...

Love her comment about where the face went! So sure of herself! Wouldn't it be great if we all were that way?
Glad you had a good Thanksgiving visit.

The Weaver of Grass said...

All children are artists until, sadly, it is taught out of them, if you see what I mean. I love that comment about the features being under the paint - shall have to remember that for future use.

Vicki Greene said...

Oh, what fun! She just looks so grown up.

Michelle Himes said...

I can't think of anything more fun than a family painting session. I like Aubrey's feathers - they have a great "feathery" texture. And I like her explanation about where the face and the wattle are. Very creative!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks all, it was a hectic but fun week. To top it all off, we had an all-weekend ArtChix sale after Thanksgiving, so I was definitely pooped after all the excitement and work involved with Thanksgiving and the art sale.

Michelle, I too liked Aubrey's feathers better than mine. I tried to guide her through painting the turkey's feathers with different colors, but she insisted on black so I decided to let the artist within come out from inside of her.

Doris said...

WOW, Aubrey is growing and adorable as can be!