The Colours of Spring

Colours of Spring Observational painting of flowers using sticks and cue tips from An Everyday Story The Colours of Spring

An Observational Painting Activity

We have a tree in our backyard. When we moved in it was all straggly and seemed to be popping up shoots all through the bottom of the yard like a weed. I had been rather enthusiastically pruning trees and that particular one was in my sights.

‘You can’t chop that down.’ Dad said. ‘That’s a wattle.’

Well two months later that tree has completely redeemed itself. It’s in full bloom and our backyard is alive with bright yellow flowers. The native birds are flocking to our yard more than before and every morning I wake up, look out my window and am greeted by this gloriously sunny tree.

Observational Painting from An Everyday Story The Colours of SpringSo in honour of the tree I almost chopped down, we’ve been celebrating the return of spring and exploring all its beautiful colours with a little observational painting.

Drawing with Oil Pastels from An Everyday Story The Colours of Spring Colours of Spring from An Everyday Story The Colours of Spring Painting with Flowers from An Everyday Story The Colours of Spring Toddler Art Painting with Flowers from An Everyday Story The Colours of Spring

Some sticks to paint the fine wattle leaves and cue-tips for the flowers. I think oil pastels compliment paint nicely so I added some different shades of yellow, green and brown oil pastels too.

Creating with paint and oil pastels from An Everyday Story The Colours of Spring Observational painting using paint and oil pastels from An Everyday Story The Colours of SpringObservational painting wattle from An Everyday Story The Colours of Spring

All those new wattle trees are still in our yard; the shoots from the original tree, I didn’t chop down one. I’m now hoping they grow strong and continue to fill our yard with their sunny yellow blooms for many years to come.

13 thoughts on “The Colours of Spring

  1. This is such a beautiful idea and lovely creating – I would love to do this myself, and I’m sure my 2 little ones would be just as excited. We’re on the other side, so it’s autumn here, but how much fun would this be to do with colored leaves? I’m so glad to have found your site!

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