Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Painting

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.  ~ Pablo Picasso

On the first day of school holidays a little Christmas painting was the order of the day.

Red and green were the obvious colours chosen for the christmas painting activity.

Holly berries and leaves were attempted and a lovely effect was achieved.  Ess is very proud of herself.
I was very proud of her efforts as well and went to photograph them.  On my return I received a pleasant surprise.  Greetings which read "Merry Christmas".  I expected them to be there somewhere as Ess had asked me to write the words for her on paper.  However I am amazed how legible she has managed to paint them.

We then moved onto some Christmas bark painting.  We painted this bark after its collection from our morning walk many weeks ago but the colour had faded so we livened it up with some Christmas colour and added beautiful little dots for decorative effect and also to echo some aboriginal painting which would also have been performed on bark.

Ess enjoyed her morning of Christmas painting and I am delighted with her results.

This is such a lovely idea for little ones to do in the lead up to Christmas as they eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus yet have no school or Kindy to attend to pass the time.

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