I am in love will the You Tube video of Holton Rower’s Tall Painting. It is so amazing and inspiring. If you have not seen his video yet, you need to check it out! Soon after we watched the video(for the 15th time!), Pepper Paints posted an art lesson she did. This is something that I am going to try with my kiddos over the summer.
The tall paintings were our inspiration to create a focal painting for Annika’s Art Party. We used cheap craft paint, but I am on the hunt for bright house paint which would make this an even more affordable project. There are places that you can drop off unwanted paint, I wounder if they would let me pick it up as well? Hmmmm…something to check into.
Make sure to cover your painting surface with thick plastic table cloth, since you will be encouraging paint to drip off the edge of the matting board. Cover the board with a quick layer of paint. Painting the surface before you start pouring is important. It encourages the paint to spread over the entire mat board vs making trails of paint. While the paint is still wet start pouring paint directly out of the container onto the board.
Once you are happy with how it looks, tip the board in all directions allowing the paint to run together. Some paint will run off the edges and that is OK. Just simply just tip the board in a new direction.
Lay the board back down and pour on more paint, tipping the board again. Repeat this process until the entire surface is covered. Annika repeated this process about 10 -15 times. She loved watching all the colors mingle and create fun designs.
I think that Annika might have chosen the paint colors to match her shirt. Too funny! Nothing like sweet concentration to create a master piece!
The painting only took over night to dry which I was amazed at. I thought that since the paint was in thick layers it would take a lot longer. I love how it turned out! We will need to try this again with the rest of the kiddos.