Inner child art challenge

As a child I remember I was falling in love with a technique that we learnt at our art class. For a whole year I kept producing paintings with it, and I called them rainbow paintings. So today I decided to let it go, go back to my child, let the inner child come out to play. Why not? And the result:

my inner child rainbow world

Now you know what I am talking about, don’t you? I remember that our teacher brought a whole palette of gouache colors and we needed to paint a sort of a collage with it on the paper and when it was dry we got a thick black paint to cover it, and before it dried we could etch a picture in it, so the colorful collage came through. That’s what I did today.

I covered the page first with a layer of white gesso. Then I applied random colors on it from my acrylic paints. That was my first layer:

color collage

Pretty colorful, without any meaning, no fear, thick and who cares even if it gets mixed. Then I covered this layer with black gesso. I took a chopstick  and I was beginning to draw into the black gesso, so all those colors will peep through. I loved drawing houses and flowers as a child, so I made a landscape here.

The sun, a cloud and the little house

Some flowers with a bigger house

What did you like to create when you were a child? Did you have a favorite technique? What would you do if you let the inner child free for a day?

I am sharing my inner child spread with Inspiration Avenue’s weekly challenge.


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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10 Responses to Inner child art challenge

  1. Deann says:

    Fabulous! You have launched me back to childhood with your wonderful scratch pictures…thanks for the memory rewind.

  2. j.ajabad says:

    I remember doing that as a kid.

  3. Reblogged this on Haven of Inspiration and commented:
    I went to Inspiration Avenue’s site. They have many wonderful ideas!!!!! Thank you for the lead!!!!!

  4. papict says:

    Fun! I have fond memories of doing the wax crayon version of this throughout my childhood. I have not done this in a long time but I do, however, finger paint pretty frequently.

  5. Catherine says:

    Wow I remember doing this too! Fabulous!

  6. Daire says:

    I used to love doing this – I’d totally forgotten about it! I used to really love spirograph when I was a kid too – I might have to dig out my old set later!

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