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.