For our Christmas homemade gift exchange, John drew Will's name. I went over a few ideas with John, but he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Paint a picture for Will. He remembered the mobile we had made for Will before he born and wanted him to have something new to look at when he wakes up in the morning (those are John's words, not mine).
I bought some canvas and unburied my dusty oil paints that hadn't been used for probably 10 years (!) John drew the picture with pencil first, then set to work filling it in with color.
I love the texture you get with oils. But I do not love the mess that comes with them... we may just bury those paints for another 10 years or so. Stick to watercolors and acrylics.
Will really does love the painting. Although when I hold him in front of it, he always tries to grab it. Such a naughty baby :)