We had such a great time. I’ll be posting the completed paintings tomorrow.
What’s a fall family gathering without a delectable fall treat? Our family watercolor fest featured lots of painting, sipping on cups of coffee or tea, and sampling of delicious treats like these heavenly pumpkin clove cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting. If you haven’t tried Warren Brown’s pumpkin clove pound cake, this is a great time of year to give it a try. Instead of baking the cake in a Bundt pan, we made cupcakes and a small loaf cake. They turned out great. Get the recipe here.
The puppies’ palette–primary colors by Winsor Newton. I thought it was best to keep things simple–and to take this project outside–but it didn’t take long for these cheery colors to turn into a muddy mess.
Dexter tried to use a paintbrush but decided that paw painting was a better solution.
So he jumped in with all four feet and got down to work.
He’s a regular Vincent Van Go-Doggie, Go-Doggie!
Little Stevie waiting for his turn to paint.
The long hair on his feet created a canine mop brush and a big mess to clean up. Catching him to wipe his feet proved to be a bit challenging. Yorkies try their hardest to be uncooperative; it’s what they do best.
The completed painting. I actually like the end result and plan on framing this painting and hanging it above their dog beds. Family activities are always more fun when you include every member of the family.
What do you get when you celebrate three of your favorite things–a beautiful fall day, spending time with family, and experimenting with watercolors? A fall family watercolor fest–that’s how my mother, sister, daughter, and I spent the day. We had a great time painting, enjoying homemade treats, and sipping on cups of coffee and tea. I can’t think of a better way to spend the day. I hope your weekend was equally as sweet. Here are some photos of my fall family watercolor fest:
My kitchen table was the perfect place for a family watercolor fest. With all those windows, it offers plenty of light plus easy access to food and drinks (a must in my book) and a view of the backyard so I could watch the puppies enjoying the beautiful fall weather.
It can get challenging to paint when the late afternoon casts deep shadows on your work, but we carried on, determined to complete our paintings in one session.
Normally when we get together there’s a lot of talking involved, but things got pretty quiet when everyone was concentrating on their work. Painting can be so relaxing.
We each walked away with a completed painting to remember this special day. That makes the paintings even more precious in my book.
And here’s my German Shepherd, Mary. She laid at my feet for hours while I worked on my painting. She’s such a loving, faithful companion. I’m so blessed to have her as part of my family.
My daughter’s Yorkie, Little Stevie, preferred to watch the activities from his perch on the back of the couch. He’d a delightful little imp.