I wrote this post a long time ago and forgot to publish it! We’ve done a lot of painting since then!
In Young at Art, Susan Striker suggests black is the best color to start your young painter out with. The contrast with the white paper captures their imagination. Whatever your thoughts on that, I think she is right on the money when she says offer only one color at a time for the very smallest artists (It’s good for older artists too, IMHO). Otherwise, the process of painting becomes more about dabbing on color after color than it does about the action of brush and paint on paper. I also like these no-spill paint containers, although I find a small amount of paint in an old tray works well, too.
New Kid loved his first painting experience.
And what would be art without vehicles of all sorts?