Experimenting with Oil Painting

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After witnessing a rather prescribed art lesson at (state) school e.g. painting over a photocopy of van Gogh’s Sunflowers with poster paint??? I wanted to give WeeBeastie an opportunity to experiment with oils on canvas.

We have been reading the wonderful series by Laurence Anholt which included one on van Gogh. So WB had a basic understanding of his story but no idea how different oils are to the other media he has used..

I set up a space for WB to experiment with some real oil paints. I was happy for him to experiment and see how differently he could use them!

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WB ended up painting a peacock.

Even the clean up if different. I still have a big yellow streak by my ear which I must remember to clean off before we go out!

Lucy

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