Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Collaborative art

I have wanted to try making collaborative art for a while and I think I’ve got the perfect partner right here. Grandson and I made this city for his mom for her birthday and it was, as always, an enjoyable experience although he was most enthusiastic about painting and using his scissors.


We painted a readymade canvas with diluted acrylic paint which left all these little sparkling white dots everywhere.


The flowers and stars were rolled on with a foam roller thingie and a huge shining moon painted in the sky.


The buildings are made from paint chips with sticker windows on every floor. The markers I bought for this purpose were not suitable for drawing on paint chips after all, so we abandoned the idea of adding more details after a few attempts. Just as good I’d say; I love it like this.


This is my favorite building; wouldn’t you love to have a studio here; think of all the light shining through these windows.


In case I ever leave Stavanger, I wouldn’t mind living right here.

12 comments:

  1. Oooh what a fantastic project - it's turned out wonderfully and I bet it was so much fun in the making! I'm guessing your daughter will be extremely happy with her present :)

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  2. So nice! Really fun project to make with a little one, and the final result is something I would hang on my wall! Love the paint chip buildings.

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  3. wow! what a great village and a wonderful collaboration! I like the art quilt you posted about previously, but couldn't get the comment form to work. when is the new baby coming?

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  4. This is so wonderful. It will be a family treasure for years to come.

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  5. I love a yellow house, myself, the big old fashioned New England kind with snow outside, and big old drippy windows, floor to ceiling. Lots of rooms for guests and sewing.

    Love your town. Great project with kids.
    Hugs,

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  6. I water color painted with my grands when they were little... I taught them how to use salt, and how to mix paint. They taught me how to use color, and be original and abstract. I learned more from them than my instructor at the college! Do you find that you learn more from your grandson than from anywhere else? Kids are intuitive painters, I think. It's a cherished memory that I thank you for bringing up.
    Hugs!

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  7. That is an unbelievably fantastic village! I just love it. What a treasure for your daughter and truly a work of amazing art to hang on her wall. Well done, Grandma and Grandson! You two are a creative force together!

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  8. A colorful city indeed...but then so is Stavanger! Specially love the view of the old city from the tower above! xox Corrine

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  9. Herlig arbeide - og hvilken idè da. Er det slik fargeprøvene skal brukes ja.....
    Kreativklem fra 2ne

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  10. What a marvelous gift for daughter and what a fantastic time sharing with grandson. It turned out so beautiful and will be great memories for you all.

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