You realize, of course, that after all the fun we've been having with hole drawings and hole paintings, we can't stop now. Now every new project has the possibility of a hole as part of the artwork. Every art method we've explored in the past has the potential for being re-explored with a hole as one of the variables. A collage? We can try one around a hole. A blank book? Each page might need a hole!
Or maybe Maia will forget about holes tomorrow. Who knows.
This painting started off with a drizzled design of rubber cement for a watercolor resist (like we did here). We did the rubber cement on the front porch to avoid the fumes and left it to dry outside. Afterward Maia drew over and around the dried rubber cement with pen and crayon.
Then painted over it all with liquid watercolors.
She's singing as she paints in this photo:
Dab, dab, dabbity dab
Dab, dab, dabbity dab...
I'm an artist. I'm an artist.
Oh yeah! Oh yeah!
She cracks me up sometimes.
Here's the finished painting after the rubber cement was rubbed off. It's hanging in the window with the stained glass leaves. The leaf banner got moved to the wall and is now hanging vertically like a scroll painting.
Thanks for all your comments yesterday with your descriptions of your great art spaces and links to photos! Keep them coming!
Despite my insistence that an art space is so important, less art has been happening in the studio lately and more in the rest of our house. I've found Maia sitting on her bed working away happily with her paper, crayons, scissors, and tape. We also drag her little red table from room to room. And, as you can see, we've been doing a lot of art at the dining table these days.
This is partly because Maia is a lot neater than she used to be so I don't worry about the mess factor as much and partly because the studio isn't very baby friendly at the moment.
Basically our whole house is our studio!
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