After a long break from our sessions due to illnesses...we are back on track!!

We began with a quick drawing of a basket with fruit inside


Then i told Yuval that we are going to be looking at colours... we looked at these two paintings 'Woman with the hat' by Matisse and Jasper Johns 'Numbers in colour'...

i asked her what the primary colours are and then we mixed them with oil pastels to create the secondary colours...

We then went on to look at Seurats paintings 'Bathers' and 'The circus'... i asked Yuval what she thought of these and she said they were very realistic..and that she wants the sumer to come so that she can go swimming again :)
i asked her to look closer..but she didnt noticed the dots...i have a book on impressionist artists where they take a closer look at the paintings and there is a section on Seurat with an enlarged area where the dots are very clear...Yuval smiled!
I asked her to again mixed the secondary colours but tis time only with dots...

At first she wasnt sure what i was getting at but i took her page to the other side of the room and asked her to squint and she saw how the dots mixed together (especially the stronger blue and red ones..) and she smiled again!

We ran out of time but will continue next week. It was a great session...fun for Yuval, a kind of magic!



10 Comments:

  1. Janet said...
    What a treat, I just had a weeks wrth to catch up on, so enjoyable, your new tree painting is beautiful, is that for sale? Glad the lessons have started again, I so enjoy those. Marcel Dzama....what a find, such delicate and magical illustrations, I love her, off to find more, thanks for the inspiration Julie xxx
    cally said...
    Glad health is returning
    I loved this post about the lesson, how wonderful, every child should have someone like you in their life!
    amisha said...
    hurrah for the return of art lessons! this does sound so magical. i remember the first time i saw a seurat painting in person, squinting up at it, seeing the tiny dots... so amazing. color study is so much fun. i am here wishing i could take an art class with you too :)
    stephanie s said...
    i am so glad you are all well again, i have missed the classes and following yuval's progress. thanks again for sharing these lessons with us.
    risa said...
    i would love to sit in on one of these classes. or at least be a fly on the wall. i can just imagine your daughter's face as she learns and creates! and yours as you watch her...
    nicole said...
    I enjoyed reading about this lesson. Thank you also for linking to "Sew Green" in your previous post :)
    cruststation said...
    I love that you use famous paintings as a base for your lessons (I love the 'numbers in colour' painting so much)! I bet Yuval missed her art lessons, great that you talked about primary colours and impressionism :) Thank you for making this magical by telling us that she smiled, I feel that I'm sat in class with you.
    lisa s said...
    the woman w/ the hat is here at SFMOMA - you should come visit it!

    i love love love the dots and squinting. i can just picture it!
    AnastasiaC said...
    Wonderful lessons...Im sure she loves spending creative time with you!
    Marieke said...
    I agree with Cally! You write so wonderfully about these lessons x

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