Last week, I introduced Gavin to watercolour paints. I bought a set of Pelikan watercolours for toddlers for RM19.90 at Times Bookstore – much cheaper than the Pelikan finger paints which cost me about RM34 for the kit.
The set comes with 3 stencils, 4 pots of paint, 1 paint brush and a plastic art smock.
Okay, here’s the confession. I thought painting with finger paints was becoming a rather expensive practice since Gavin currently lacks portion control with the paints. One box of Pelikan finger paints could only create three pictures. Watercolours, I thought, would be a much more economical practice, whilst still giving Gavin the satisfaction of making a “mess”.
Although he didn’t get to paint his fingers, I think Gavin enjoyed the watercolours almost as much as the finger paints.
Our only problem was water control. He had a habit of adding way too much water. So much so that the paper started to ball up. Whether that is a paper quality issue or a painting technique issue remains to be seen however.
Here is the final masterpiece: