Tomorrow is the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, and we can’t wait. I was inspired by these beautiful pictures of the unveiling of Official Olympic and Paralympic Posters For London 2012 Olympic Games. I fell in love the painting done by artist Rachel Whiteread, and it is something that my kids can totally do. We gathered a few circles from around the house and got to work on our own Olympic Painting.
Olympic Painting ~ simple process art using household objects
I love that she took all five of the Olympic ring colors and combined them in an abstract way to create this really cool print!
We raided our recycle bin and toy cupboard in search of circles. Rachel used all the same size circles to create her original print, but we used varying sizes to create ours. I poured blue, black, red, yellow and green paint onto a tray so the kids could stamp their own abstract Olympic ring prints.
I love how they turned out, and they had lots of fun stamping the circles.