If your Mother loves painting, then there are plenty of gifts you can give her for Mother’s Day. Whether she is a student or a professional artist, your Mother’s Day gift is an opportunity to help her enhance her skills and celebrate her passion for the arts.
If your Mother is a beginning artist, consider giving her an acrylic gift set. Most kits come in a wooden box that can be folded out to work like an easel. The set may also include palette cups, a palette knife, brushes, pencils and acrylic paints. Separately, the materials would cost quite a bit more. Buying them in a kit will save you money.
Acrylic sets vary widely. Sets may include different colors and brush styles. Some kits contain an instructional DVD and booklet. An acrylic gift set is a fine way to introduce your mother to new techniques in painting.
For a mother who loves to take her painting on the road, a watercolor travel set may be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Compact and lightweight, these sets help the artist who needs to be inspired through her environment. Basic kits include a small plastic palette and paints. More elaborate kits consist of brushes, sponges, a brush washer and removable palette.
Easels come in a variety of sizes. Your Mother could have an easel that fits on a tabletop or a floor-length easel she can adjust. It will depend on where your Mother does most of her painting and the average size of her canvas.
Single-Mast easels look like traditional easels from the past. H-Frame and A-Frame easels are also popular. H-Frame easels are rectangular and allow the painter to adjust the canvas with ease. A-Frame easels look triangular and allow for limited adjustment.
You may want to give an oil paint set if your mother enjoys working in oils. Like acrylic sets, these kits come with a variety of items. You will likely find palettes, brush trays and brushes in most kits. Some kits also include a palette knife.
If your Mother has many of these tools already, you can purchase a set of oil paints. She will always appreciate receiving more paint.