Around Christsmas time our family went to see Claude Monet’s Water Lilly series at the Saint Louis Art Museum.  I was so glad we did it.  Dan and I both had a very different reaction to seeing the triptych in person.  We did both agree that it was very educational and enlightening, though.

Kinsley seemed to really enjoy it.

The art museum supplied us with educational folders on impressionist paintings.  The kids have begged to “do them” ever since our trip, so we took advantage of some nice weather last week to dabble in impressionism. 

We got all set up to paint the scene across the road from us.

We talked about the colors, and the way the light came through the trees.  Mostly I focused on the idea of the colors, just to see what the kids would come up with.

They set to work full of enthusiasm.

and painted…

and painted…

and painted…

Gillian and I provided moral support.
The end results were…

very impressive.

In case you don’t see it, there is a hippo in a pond, a fire, and a tree with fall leaves. 🙂


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