Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Children's Oil Paintings

" Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality." Beatrix Potter

When I started homeschooling my children, one of the important subject to me was art. I want to give them an opportunity to find their own love for art in general . My children , all 7 of them, picked up a brush and some oil paintings at age of 4. Some of their work are hung on my hallway in which is narrow and a little dark making it not so easy to take photographs without loosing or adding too much light ;however I think you can have a good idea of their work anyways.

I won't be labeling them but on few you can see their names and even ages . The sweetest thing to me is that in some paintings the children were only 4 years old and they couldn't write their names well yet but they could paint . The 9Th picture below is an example of that, Gabby was only 4 when she painted the tulips.*grin*

I have many ,many of their work plus and they are my treasure! My home is also covered by my own work in which some day I will do a post and show you but for now enjoy this....*grin*


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Wow. I always come here ready for my breath to be taken away, and today was no exception. Tita....look what YOU have done. You have taught your children well to dig down into their passions and communicate them beautifully. I particularly LOVE that BLUEBIRD!!!! And all the rest, well, just magnificent. I WANT TO SEE ALL OF THIS, YOU, YOUR KIDS ONE DAY! That darling duo of what, a groundhog with its young? Sooooooo cute! This was a lovely tour dearest!!! Nita

Anonymous said...

Beautiful paintings.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my goodness, did my comment from yesterday not take? I LOVED THIS POST DEAREST! THAT BLUEBIRD ESPECIALLY IS SO SWEET! Nita

Jeri Landers said...

I admire you so much for not only HAVING 7 children, but for homeschooling them as well. And to infuse their lives with so much creativity is simply great. The childrens' paintings are sweet and you must be quite an amazing mother.
{I didn't get the info you sent me via e-mail, but please take your time, you must be a very busy lady!}

Design by Lawnydesigns