Then we mixed up a few shades of sky and grass. Spring colors.
Preschoolers don't compose abstract art, but their natural style can look quite contemporary.
Elise loves to draw circles, so that's what she painted--smeared, overlapping, fast, slow.
I loaded the brush, and she kept circling.
After an hour, she stood back, surprised. "I painted bubbles! A world of bubbles!"
Is it any better than the piece we painted over? Does it matter?
I love its grand scale and the life it breathes into what is, after all, our living room.
Watching her sweet face, so intent, then so proud...
...absolutely worth the mess. Every last drip.
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