Week #2 had us looking to Emily Carr, Tom Thomson, and the Group of Seven for inspiration. We looked at examples of their work that depict the wildness, beauty, and diversity of the Canadian landscape.
We focused on Emily Carr's work, and learned about what an interesting woman she was - with many pets, including a monkey named Woo!
And once again, we practiced stillness. What a serene time! Focusing on lines, colours, ripples, jagged branches, reflections, shades of green. I came away from this time feeling a little bit more calm and content with the world in general.
We experimented with acrylic paints, then decided which part of the landscape we wanted to "frame" in our picture. Holding up little frames helped us do that. After sketching, we used black pastels and acrylic paints to work on our pieces.
Here are our works in progress! The time passed too quickly again, so we'll finish these another week. We loved how the same view (the big pond) produced nine totally different works of art - each unique, like their creator.
Introducing... The Group Of Nine!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play