Van Gogh Easter Eggs
This post was supposed to be about monogrammed eggs. We used a white crayon to make our initials on the egg and then paint. It totally didn’t work. The painted wood eggs simply were too smooth for the crayon wax to stick well. I should have grabbed the unfinished ones. So we’ll try that again next year, instead this post evolved from our failure. I told my son to just paint them however he wanted. Suddenly, he said: “Look, I made swirls like van Gogh!” So we grabbed one of the few art books that is not already in storage while we sell the house and looked at some of his art.
After talking about the colors and how “Gloppy” his paint was on the canvas, we added more paint to the Van Gogh Easter eggs and made a few more swirls. This was so much fun to do and you could easily adapt it to various artists. Paint small dots for George Seurat, splatter paint them for Jackson Pollack, do large color blocks for Mark Rothko or even cut some collage paper and modge podge it on for Matisse! The variations are endless. Grabbing a few eggs every year and choosing an artist to use as inspiration is a new Easter tradition. After a few years, we will have our own collection of masterpiece eggs.