Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mother- Son Painting Lesson

My 28 year old son asked me recently if I'd give him a painting lesson! 
Other than a lot of doodles and drawings along the way, 
he's never taken any art classes and certainly never painted with oils before. 
I couldn't think of anything more fun to do on a rainy afternoon!  

I did a quick demo to show him how to break the subject down 
in to big shapes in the correct value. 
Like a puzzle.

He donned a beret and went right to work! 

I couldn't believe how easily he "got it"! 

"Monkey Lunch"
8 x 10
by Sebastian Colella

That's my boy! 


  1. Oh my gosh this is the cutest thing ever! And he is so good and nailed those values! I believe it is because he has a great teacher! And the beret is just the best!

  2. Good job to the both of you! I really like the title, "Monkey Lunch". Hope you both had one.

  3. Oh my gosh..That is so cute! he is a natural as well!!!

  4. So glad you shared this-You must be a great teacher-it's so cool that he wanted to do this. Judging from the photos , he even looks like you.

  5. Wow great job...that's your son alright!

  6. very impressive and how nice to have your first experience be so rewarding.

  7. This is an adorable post. Thanks for sharing a great family moment.

  8. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Your son is very talented...I love his painting! Nice pics!

  9. Wow the painting looks great (and the beret is pretty funny).

  10. Get this. On a lark, I submitted his painting in to the NRAS Juried Show and it GOT IN! How fun is that?

  11. Oh My! Is it because you are a great teacher or?