Sunday, July 3, 2011

Quality "painting" time with granddaughter, Johanna

While daughter and hubby were away last week, I spent quality time with my dear grandchildren.  I brought some of my watercolor supplies with me.  Granddaughter, Johanna wanted me to paint a portrait of their dog, "Rose" to give to her mother.  I would rather use acrylic for portraits, but I find that I can use watercolor for still life paintings.  So, I opted to paint a single rose.  Johanna opted to watch the process.  

After a while, I suggested that she try her hand at painting.  She told me she couldn't paint, but she could
draw.  I suggested that she could paint, if given the basics.  So she opted to sketch and paint a butterfly for her mother.  I showed her some basic techniques and here is the result of her efforts.  I think it turned out quite fantastic.  Her mother was really impressed and pleased with the outcome.   It was delightful to share some "art" time with my beautiful and talented granddaughter.


  1. They both are so pretty! She did an awesome job!!!

  2. Glad to see you are passing on your gift!

  3. Yet another talented soul in the blessed we are to have the opportunity to pass on our individual gifts when someone shows interest, desire and perhaps we might be the ones to recognize their gifts and support their exploration...very beautiful Linda as always! What a fine teacher you make..your precious Grand-daughter is a very lucky girl!