Our Impressionist artist for this month is
As I shared in our first Vuillard appreciation lesson, we noticed all the patterns in his work.
This week we simply painted an outline drawing of
Mending a Stocking, 1891
We spent a few moments looking carefully at the painting ~
- the main colours (This picture from the web is very red in comparison to our painting in our book)
- the patterns on her dress (or is it a coat?)
- wonderful flowers on the walls
- and abstract shapes on the upholstery
- evidence of layers of painted colours
- we noticed green on her face
- we couldn’t “see” the chair or couch
- she was darning a sock, but we didn’t see the needle or the thread
Then we painted our outline drawing while we listened to Schubert.
A relaxing mix of fine arts.
Vuillard's Mending a Stocking by Miss. L9
Vuillard's Mending a Stocking by Miss.K12
Vuillard's Mending a Stocking by Nadene
Same outline ~ different processes, different outcomes.
Art is so subjective.
We even see colours differently!
Thank you Charlotte Mason for such a lovely simple approach.
Here’s your 3 free outline drawings and small prints of the Vuillard paintings we used in our appreciation lessons: