We love Julia Anastasopoulos’ inspirational art! In fact, we moved our first murals to fit on one wall in our passage to make space for more!
We spent several days during the past weeks, in our typical Charlotte Mason approach, studying Julia’s Anastasopoulos’ art on her website knolc, and we were all inspired to do a flurry of art activities ~
More massive murals ~
Kate’s created another expressive cityscape filled with fun and whimsy!
Looking through her project gallery on her website knolc, I was inspired by artwork which was transferred onto windows. She used the “historical, architectural influence of Louis Michel Thibault on the City of Cape Town to create a public artwork that would work effectively on glass” which was installed in Thibault Square MiCity Bus station.My new cityscape featured our South African Cape Dutch architecture. I added people depicting early Cape Town life. I painted my mural using acrylic ink, but I realized then how difficult it is to convert this design into something truly artistic. In the end, I felt comfortable with my mural as a historical picture, but realized that it was not true art …
Lara’s whimsical created this amazing picture, typical of some of Julia’s illustrations. In fact, I am convinced that Lara could become a talented illustrator! Kate also created a lovely Julia-inspired illustration! I absolutely love all the tiny details and all those teeny tiny lines she used to create the grass. Kate has definitely captured the style and feel of Julia’s art.Julia’s Shadow Boxes were the inspiration for my own shadow box picture featuring my children enjoying their childhood freedom on our farm … a collage of their happy life outdoors. How quickly these years flash past!The next time you need some art ideas, look at your favourite artist’s gallery and try your hand at some of their projects! It is amazingly inspiring and can open up whole new ways of doing art!
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