My grandson has an obsession: Big Ben. His waking hours are devoted to drawing and building models of Big Ben, tinkering with clocks, drawing clock faces and dreaming about visiting the real Big Ben in England. Here is one of William’s chalk Big Bens:
Rough drive back home. Made great time for about 300 miles then, out of nowhere, the road was like a parking lot. The rest of the trip took forever, and I’m beat. I say this by way of apology for not posting a new watercolor. I made a number of attempts to sketch William, my […]
Will, my grandson, builds with Legos. Mainly, he builds clock towers. Specifically, Big Ben. He can spend hours hunched over his overflowing box of lego parts, making a tower, brick-by-brick. I sketched this while he was engrossed in his work.
I was practicing sketching today. William, my grandson, was the subject. I had to be quick since William was very animated, as are most four-year-olds. I left my sketchbook open and unattended. William added his own signature drawing on top of mine. But tomorrow is another day, to coin a phrase.
My grandson turned 4 a couple of days ago. Here are a couple of his latest paintings.
After a grueling drive, we’re back home. Before we left Burbank, I designed a watercolor sketch that began with a clear water squiggle. At one end, I infused the same blue color that Will, my three-year-old grandson, used in some of his paintings (see Will’s First Masterpiece of the Day, It’s About Process, My Favorite). […]
With my 3-year-old grandson’s third masterpiece, I see a pattern in his approach to painting. (See William’s First Masterpiece of the Day, It’s About Process) When he asks me, “Shall we paint,” he is not just talking about applying paint to paper. He likes the whole experience, from choosing the colors with which to paint, […]
It is so interesting trying to see how a 3-year-old’s mind works. Almost as soon arrived for our visit, Will, my grandson asked me: “Shall we paint?” I posted his first masterpiece yesterday. He wanted to paint another one immediately. I asked if he wanted the ‘big paper’ (12×9) or ‘little paper’ (9×6). He chose the little […]
We’re down here in Burbank visiting the kids. I brought my art materials to keep up with my daily paintings. I was prepared to steal some time by myself to fulfill my goal of posting my original artwork every day, but Will asked if we could paint. I was so happy that he remembered painting together […]
I took the photo below last time I in Burbank. It is a view looking down past my stomach at my grandson William. He is not old enough to be wistful, he just wanted to go outside. I, on the other hand was feeling pangs…