Soon after reading the book and being fascinated by the pictures my children had the brilliant idea of making some of their own pictures like artist Peggy Rathmann.
Peggy Rathmann used the silhouettes that the setting sun can create in all her art work throughout the book. As the sun changes the color changes a little creating a vibrant happy feeling despite the trouble that the babies are getting into in the story. Here are a couple images from the book that inspired us:
As we started my kids wanted to make their pictures into bookmarks so we cut our watercolor paper down to bookmark size. Then using watercolors and watercolor pencils we painted a sunset on our entire canvas.
After allowing the watercolors to dry James and I used black sharpie markers to create our silhouettes. Ally preferred using a brown oil pastel crayon instead to create her silhouette.
|Laura's fall scene with Ally, James, and Grace as subject matters|