The Art Teacher

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of painting. I’m not very good, but I’m really enjoying it – I didn’t like art at school (I was too used to being good at things, so when I wasn’t, like with art or sports, I just switched off. Generally they weren’t very well taught either, in my experience anyway, but that’s a blog for another day!)

I recently bought some postcards and canvases from Hobbycraft and I’ve been working my way through them, sometimes working from photos and sometimes not – sometimes they look better in real life than they do when I try to take photos on my phone, like the one above.

I’ve done a few background ones which I’m going to add text to with marker pens – I did try painting quotes on, but painting writing is hard!

I also painted this canvas the other day – it came with the butterflies already drawn on so all I had to do was paint it! Next time I’ll try to be more detailed but I’m still learning and practicing!

My favourite thing that I have painted is the one I did today – it’s not necessarily the best but it has sentimental value. When I was little, one of my favourite books was called Owl Babies. It’s about three little owls (Sarah, Percy and Bill) who are left behind while their mother goes hunting (spoiler alert, she returns at the end). As the eldest of three, with two younger brothers, I think all of us identified with the book. If you haven’t read it, you definitely should, especially if you have small children!

Here’s the picture I based it on, found on Google:

Here’s one of my two favourite songs about art (along with Starry Starry Night, obviously) – it’s such a lovely song and Rufus has a gorgeous voice.

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