Frances Van Gogh.
This was our Sunflower workshop. I’ve put both our efforts here, partly to show off my flower as well ;~) but also to remind myself how much fun i have when *I* sit down and do these things with my children. We had a ball and we both did better for each others company.
The two pictures (middle leftish) are Frans attempts to copy the whole picture. After that we spent ages working on blending colours, pressing with different weight, shading, looking and replicating shapes, etc etc. She finds pressing gently SO hard but when she really tried she got some great results. This was a good couple of hours of effort, a massive accomplishment for her really.
And this was my attempt. I really CAN’T draw, although with a bit of effort i can copy okay, so this was a big achievement for me, mostly really helped by watching my girl knuckle down and try and seeing what she needed to work on, helped me too. Putting pen to paper is a bit of a demon for me to overcome so i was quite proud of myself really.
It would be nice to get some real ones to try and draw but i suppose the season has gone now. I must remember for next year though because a local farm grows them in huge fields.