The majority of these images are from “Painting Sundays,” a weekly tradition instituted in our household in January 2010.
“Painting Sundays” is a commitment that not only requires Matt to give up time that might otherwise go to his own hobbies, but it often challenges his patience. In return, however, he has been richly rewarded by seeing an increase in our children’s interest and abilities in drawing and watercolor. They love this weekly time with their dad, and it shows.
Other than a little help here and there if they really get stuck, our children do the preliminary sketches themselves. Matt then coaches them through their paintings, providing advice on friskets, brush techniques, washes and other paint applications.
Sharing these images allows us to keep an online portfolio of their work. We hope it also inspires others to invest in and assist with their children’s creative hobbies and interests, away from TVs, computers, videos and gaming devices.*
* The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents limit children’s total entertainment media time to no more than 1 to 2 hours of quality programming per day. Source: the American Academy of Pediatrics, Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Overweight and Obesity.
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