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Friday, July 6, 2012

Paint like Picasso,



Pollock, Esher, Monet, O’Keefe, Calder, Rousseau.  And more.  Actually, I don’t see a single Picasso.  I was skeptical, but look what ten year olds can do.

The model

The paintings:




This last O’Keefe is by my grandson, Francis.  He stuck it one more day, but when offered the chance to give up his paint brushes to Caroline, he headed for the exit.  He fiercely avows hating painting, but I bet he also dislikes being the only boy in a class of three. 

Caroline had a glorious two days, telling France he missed the splatter and the dribble day.  Without further ado, artists of renown, re-rendered by some enthusiastic little girls:









Oh, yes, they painted the picnic table, too.


21 comments:

  1. Those 10 year olds are great painters. I don't blame your grandson for wanting to get out of a class of girls ;-)

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  2. gosh, that picnic table is terrific

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  3. I would like to play at your house any day! What fun!

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  4. Those kids show a lot of promise!

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  5. Picasso said it took him many years to learn how to paint like a child. Too bad the transformation happens which convinces most youngsters that they aren't artistic and creative.

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  6. Hello! I'm just stopping by from Kay's blog. I'm a Kay too. I'm so glad you had such a great time together. Your young artists are just amazing! I hope the weather cools down for you all. My daughter and her family are in Illinois and they are sweltering too.

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  7. FABULOUS!
    When my daughter was younger, I was one of those "Art in the Classroom" volunteers, and we made art like famous artists with the second graders... recreating Starry Night and making cut paper seascapes like Matisse were my 2 favorite classes...

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  8. I LOVE the dribble and splatter!!
    Jane x

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  9. my grandgirls all painted without paints via my iPad while they were here. one of the programs has a neat watercolor feature.

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    1. I saw that. I'm being pushed incrementally toward one. I wish I were too old, but apparently not.

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  10. The picnic table made a great canvas!

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  11. Such little artists...and look...What a cheerful place to eat!

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  12. Ten year old granddaughter did dribble and splatter to her walls. I was horrified to hear about it, but astonished to see how beautiful it looked. Stop by my blog sometime.

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  13. Fantastic - what a little bunch of talent you've got there.

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  14. A beautiful and refreshing post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  15. Child artist are the best..parents ruin them...Let them spread their wings..only good can come of it..Good grandma..

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  16. The colours are beautiful, especially so in the splatter paintings. Those kids have produced real art.

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  17. I see some future artists there, the work is all really good and I love the painted picnic table!

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  18. Wow, some up and coming Okeefe and Pollocks for sure, wonderful work, nothing like painting a picnic table to liven up the yard.

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  19. I have a picnic table that they can paint....

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  20. Are any of these artworks for sale? What mastery of colour! What imagination. Genius! And I do love the picnic table. Don't worry. Francis will find his niche!

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