I have had this idea in my head of us sitting outside in the green, green grass painting our apple tree and field... Except the rain has been relentless.
So we traded in our plein air painting for some dining room painting-- looking at a picture of our field on a nice day.
Before we started we looked at a bunch of different landscape paintings and talked about horizon lines and such. My favorite part was hearing my kids opinions of the artists. Titus loves Van Gogh and Cezanne with their swirly, dreamy landscapes. Violet loves Renoir and Monet, especially if there are flowers. So fun to learn about my kids in this way.