Friday, July 27, 2007

Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
West India Divers (1899)

I prefer every time a picture composed and painted outdoors. The thing is done without your knowing it. (Winslow Homer)

Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems. (Winslow Homer)

The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment. (Winslow Homer)

The Sun will not rise, or set, without my notice and thanks. (Winslow Homer)

The boys and I have a notebook labeled 'Circle Time' (partly because I didn't spend the time to come up with something more appropriate) filled with things to review, share, and memorize. We go through the notebook while eating breakfast together in our sunny little nook. In one of the pockets I am adding an artwork postcard weekly for us to look at and talk about. West India Divers is the watercolor painting we have been enjoying this past week. It is amazing what I see in a piece of art after discussing it with a five-year-old. That is one way to see art in a whole new light.

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