In my experiences teaching art to elementary students, I've seen my fair share of rainbows. Kids LOVE painting, drawing, and coloring rainbows! And, let's be honest, there is just something about that combination of color and shape that is irresistible!
During one particularly rainbow-crazed week (they come in spurts), I began thinking more about rainbows and my own art making practices; When was the last time I had made a rainbow? After considering this for some time, I realized that I hadn't drawn, painted, sculpted, or collaged a rainbow since I was 9 or 10 years old. WOW. Why was that? I still don't really know the answer...maybe it seemed too "little kid" for my middle and high school self to handle? Maybe I lost interest? Regardless of the reason, I decided that it was high time to paint a rainbow--resulting in the finished painting pictured above!
Guess what? Those little artists I teach are onto something! Painting rainbows is incredible fun--and easy to do! If you haven't painted or colored a rainbow in a few years (or more), I highly recommend it! Get any piece of paper you can find and any sort of colors (crayons, markers, paints, etc) and just take 5 minutes out of your day to make a rainbow! I guarantee you that it will lift your spirits and give that little kid inside of you a chance to play! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Welcome to the whimsical world of Tara Pappas' mixed media art! Thank you for stopping by to view samples of my work and read a little about my adventures as an artist. I am always looking for new ways to connect and grow as an artist, so would love to hear from you if you have any questions or interests in a particular piece. I hope that my work brings you inspiration and joy!
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