The nearest Michaels is about 35 minutes away, and it was worth the special trip to pick up four 18x24 inch blank canvases and some extra paint brushes. Paint was not on my shopping list. I don't know what kind of paint artists usually use on canvas, but my artists were going to use house paint because 1. We have tons, and 2. The colors they'd be using were colors used throughout the house - instant match!
Oh how happy were the kids when I announced our new project. I set out five or six brushes and bowls of paint and gave each kid a canvas. My only stipulation was that I wanted the entire canvas covered - no white patches please!
|Look at the texture in this piece!|
So for less than a total of $30, I have three pieces of original artwork. And, yes, I did say I picked up four canvases. One is tucked away, waiting for the day Louisa says, "I want to paint something."