Paint me a picture

It all begun back in the olden days, before I blogged or had a very posh camera or Instagram was even invented…

My son started painted oil paintings.

He painted one at two years old, one at three and one just before he turned four.

Last week he asked for a new canvas to complete his quadriptych ( his favorite number is four as you all know. )

As soon as it arrived he went to work.

Today we decided to hang them.

I laid them out to what I thought was the best grouping, but the artist disagreed.
And arranged them the way he wanted.

From top left, clockwise:
Mess made by a tornado (Little J, 2010)
Tornado (Little J, 2011)
Mess made by volcanic eruption (Little J, 2011)
Erupting Volcano (Little J, 2012)

I am so proud of him.
And the fact that he spend most of the evening sitting under his art work makes me think he is rather proud of himself too.

Here is all you need:

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

~~Dr. Seuss

Little White Whale

46 thoughts on “Paint me a picture”

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. Everything except toilet paper is from IKEA. You would feel right at home 😉

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Shark watcher he says. Until recently it was a garbage truck driver though…

  1. What’s nice with this kind of activity is that kids are able to improve their skills and creativity because through drawings and paintings, they can bring out what is hidden inside them.
    Liane Markus recently posted..ייעוץ שינה

  2. Twitter: ateachablemom
    I love this post! So happy! You made me smile and say wow really early on a Thursday (not an easy feat!). Thank you. Your son is adorable, and I’m blown away by his artwork. Lovely!
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  3. Twitter: whatnowandwhy
    Thank you for this. I’ve always wondered where to get a blank canvas (not wanting to go to Michael’s and buy canvas and board because of the lazy gene that continues to worsen). My girls see completed ones in Target and ask for them but I tell them it’d be so much nicer to create your own. Little J’s are fabulous! I do love that white chaise.
    Arnebya recently posted..Wordful Wednesday: Love Her. Now.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Arnebya. The chaise is from IKEA and I scored it in the half off section too!!

  4. Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Stasha, I think this is wonderful. You never know, he may grow up to be a famous artist!

    Love the wall of fame and how he spent all night reading under it. ♥
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  5. Twitter: GisSilent
    I LOVE THEM!! What a fantastic beautiful idea. Thank you for hanging them. Thank you for all the kids whose parents don’t. I still have Noah’s first picture he ever drew in a frame. Now I want to go buy all that and pain with Noah, who is weeks away from being a teenager but will LOVE it.
    Kim @The G is Silent recently posted..What Have I Been Reading?

  6. It’s just so awesome 1st that Little J titles his pics…and you…Great mommy….hang them up…and THEN…Little J reads under his work. Such great self esteem building stuff!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am fascinated by all forms of art but unless it involves clicking I am terrible at it. You however are a beautiful artist Anne!
      The shirts? He is a neat freak, honestly. Not from my genes though 🙂

  7. Twitter: FotoFriendlyMom
    I absolutely love this post! (as I do for many others of yours). The last picture is my favorite. He looks like he’s don’t a good day’s work and is relaxing with his finished products displayed behind him. He’s very talented at such a young age. I hope he continues with his art in the future!
    Cassie recently posted..The SPILL- Tomorrow Is Another One

  8. Twitter: gfunkified
    I love them! And he just looks so…where he belongs underneath them. You should be proud, mama! (And happy that that’s the hobby that he spends his time on!).

    Thanks so much for linking up with #iPPP, Stasha!
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  9. Twitter: bocafrau
    How wonderful… and his smile! This is such a great thing to do, hope he will continue to add to his collection. I wish my husband would let me get more stuff at Ikea…
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  10. Twitter: kerstinauer
    I love IKEA and I wish we would not live 3 hours from the next one!!! We used to live 30 min. away from one of the biggest ones in Germany and I loved going there all the time.
    Anyway – love your pictures and your post – as always. And Little J is quite the artist! Right on!
    Kerstin recently posted..Here’s to more fun

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I have an IKEA obsession. For a while it looked like I might be cured since shopping with a toddler is anything but fun. But now my son loves going there. It is over 2 hours drive for us too 🙁

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