Thursday, November 10, 2011
This is Yoav's painting for today. We have been doing directed paintings, meaning that I tell a story as we paint together.
Today the story went something like this (based on ideas from Live Ed):
Yellow woke up this morning and was happy to hear the birds singing outside the window and the light streaming inside. She was so full of joy today and wanted to fill the whole house with her joy! *begin painting with the yellow, line by line, moving toward middle very slowly* As she was spreading her joy through the house, she heard a knock on the door and her friend Blue came in. Blue was feeling a bit shy but wanted to come play with Yellow - he came slowly toward Yellow. *start painting blue, slower than yellow* Yellow hurried up to come find Blue *more yellow until yellow is about 2/3 of page and blue is 1/3 of page*. Then they saw each other and started to dance! *paint blue over the yellow* Ah, Green came to join them! (Yoav noticed this right away and said himself something along these lines about Green joining, not making the color green). The three of them danced and danced until they were too tired to dance anymore. *fill middle third of page with green*
I love this one because it looks like a sun/grass/sea painting without actually being that. So there isn't any pressure to paint a certain way or to look just so but it ends up as a beautiful painting (and of course is a color exercise and practice holding and using the brush properly)! I'm enjoying doing these painting with Yoav. I've never been very good at drawing or painting - I've always preferred the more precise arts of needlework, sewing and knitting - so this is really stretching me.