Thursday, November 18, 2010


Firstborn has decided that my blog is the perfect place for him to advertise his artwork. Here are a couple of his masterpieces:

Here we have a southwestern mountain scene. He did this with my brother's girlfriend when we were visiting them in New Mexico back in the spring.

And this is the new obsession: mountain-climbing. This is a painting of Sir Edmund Hillary scaling Everest. Firstborn tells me that Tenzing Norgay is standing on top with the flag, just slightly out of the scene!

I'm finding he likes painting better when I let him use one of my canvases. And they sell some at the dollar store now, so I'm going to remember to pick him some up there. Between that and the little bottles of acrylic paints in the same aisle, this is a pretty inexpensive hobby for a kid. And using "professional" materials makes him feel like a grown up, so everyone wins!


Janine said...

A Picaso in the making!!!

In Real Life said...

Awesome! I love his paintings!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, Michelangelo started with dollar-store canvases and paints too and look where he ended up!

Savvy Gal said...

I like the color on the first one.

Linda said...

He's got that southwestern feel down pat!

Laural Out Loud said...

Those are both wall worthy! I know it's not the same since they're on canvas, but my mom framed some of my sister's art with mattes and glass, and they looked fantastic. I have a few of my daughter's artwork put away to do the same with.


One of these days these may be worth millions! Who knows what this little man will turn out to be! But famous no the very least notorious! He...he...I do love his use of color on the first one. He has a good eye for sure!

Haddock said...

That is quick thinking on marketing strategy.
By the way his art work is real good.

Kelly L said...

I love it! We are bringing down our Christmas decorations today and in one box was the artwork done by my girls as they were growing up.. ahh

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Dimple said...

My kids are both on their own now, but I still have some of their art on my walls. Looks pretty good, I think!

Hurray for Firstborn! He is now a published artist!