If you would be interested in a set of notebooking pages/mini unit study like the ones I am offering for my clouds and still life art shows let me know (you can find links to my other art shows as well as to my notebooking pages in the sidebar). If there is enough interest I will put them together.
Meanwhile, here are some suggestions of questions you can discuss with your children as you examine each painting.
•How did each painter see trees differently?
•Look for cool and warm colors.
•How many paintings have people in them?
•How many paintings have animals?
•How many paintings have buildings?
•Decide on the "mood" of each painting- how does each painting make you feel?
•Use the canvas measurements provided to see just how big or small a painting is.
•Decide which painting is the most realistic and which is the least realistic.
•Which is your favorite painting?
•If you could change the name of a painting, what would you name it? Why?
•If you find a painting you like, take a minute to look at some other paintings by that artist. (Artchive and ABC Gallery are where I found these paintings.
•You could make your own version of your favorite garden painting.
•You could sketch your own garden in the style of your favorite artist.
Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background
1889 Oil on canvas
28 1/2 x 36 1/4 in. (72.5 x 92 cm)
Collection Mrs. John Hay Whitney
R. B. Kitaj
The Oak Tree
1991 Oil on canvas
60 1/8 x 60 in. (152.7 x 152.4 cm)
Two Palm Trees
1964 Artificial resin on fabric
90 x 75 cm
1911 Oil on canvas
79.5 x 80 cm
Vincent Van Gogh
Roots and Tree Trunks
June-July 1890 Oil on canvas
50 x 100 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam
Pear Trees in Bloom at Eragny, Morning
1886 Oil on canvas
21 x 25 1/4 in (54 x 65 cm)
Isetan Museum, Tokyo
Avond (Evening); Red Tree
1908 Oil on canvas
70 x 99 cm (27 1/2 x 39 in)
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Little Tree (Chesnut Tree at Lake Constance)
1912 Watercolor and pencil on paper
18 x 11 5/8 in. (45.8 x 29.5 cm)
Private collection, New York
1888 Oil on canvas
92 x 73 cm (36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in)
The Ordrupgaard Collection, Copenhagen
Study from Nature: Rocks and Trees
c. 1836 Oil on canvas
21 1/2 x 17 in (55 x 43 cm)
The New York Historical Society
The Garden at Petit Gennevilliers in Winter
c. 1894 Oil on canvas
73 x 60 cm
A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth
1932-35 Oil on canvas
112.8 x 69 cm
Vancouver Art Gallery
***I am busy putting together my Spring 2009 Hearts and Trees Kit. Look for pre-ordering March 19th!
***And if you haven't already checked it out, be sure to look at the Outdoor Hour eBook!
***And I have four Winter Kits left at the discounted price if anyone is interested.