Last year we did a really great painting project based on Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and it’s one of my favorites. I found another similar idea for fingerpainting on foil to get the same type of brushstroke effect that Van Gogh used. The plan was to then make a print of it by putting a paper over top of it.
I put out sheets of foil with mostly blue paint and also a little of purple, white, and yellow. I had just finished doing a 1000-piece puzzle of this painting, so the boys were familiar with it. Love Bug wanted to look at the picture of the puzzle and then realized that I had forgotten to use the greenish brown color Van Gogh used for his tree!
It turned out that the boys wanted to use brushes instead of fingerpainting. They mixed all the colors together across the foil.
Then we printed the paper down.
It’s really fun to talk with Love Bug about actual paintings and painters.
The finished products….Sweet Pea’s and Love Bug’s: