Our artist for this term is Monet. (We study art in a Charlotte Mason styled approach.) Although we haven’t completely finished this master, we worked on a “reproduction.” Actually it is a coloring sheet from a Dover publication. (I’m not sure which one.) I subscribe to the Dover samplers. And I download a lot of great freebies from what they offer.
This is our book of art prints with Sprite’s coloring page on top.
My original intention for Sprite’s Monet reproduction was to use the new watercolor pencils I brought from America. But since we’re away from home (in Hong Kong), this coloring page was quite a bit easier. Although we didn’t have a wide assortment of colors to work with, I encouraged Sprite to make do as best she could with what we had on hand.
Here are Sprite’s and Monet’s side by side.
If you plan to study Monet, I strongly recommend the title Linnea in Monet’s Garden. It’s a delightful book that has history, nature study, and art all wrapped up in a lovely story with beautiful illustrations. I bought this book and feel that it’s well worth the money! (Don’t you love it when you are pleased with a purchase?)
But this piece below below was what really showed me that Sprite is absorbing Monet’s style. She did this on her own and gave it to me as a gift. I noticed right away the similarities to the Impressionists — the blurry colors and the reflected images in the water. She admitted that she was trying to make it like Monet’s artwork. I was thrilled!
During our three weeks so far in Hong Kong, I’ve seen Monet’s artwork on a courtyard wall and on a candy package! Fine art is everywhere. And it’s so wonderful to be able to recognize the artist or even the name of the piece!
I’m updating this entry to include Sprite’s notebooking page.
We used a combination of lapbooking and notebooking. Several matchbooks were mounted on cardstock for a notebooking page.