Grant Wood (1891-1942) Born and raised in Iowa. An artist who was a proud Iowan and showed the good side of simple living. Though living in different parts of the country and world he returned to his Iowa roots to work as an artist, both personally and professionally.

After reading about Grant Wood, the picklets viewed a gallery of Wood's work. We talked about shading, expression and the oddity of some of his works.

I handed each picklet a copy of one of his pieces and asked them to duplicate it. How do they see it? What changes would they make? I think the final products turned out great. The picklets are not great artists but their hearts are in their work.

For Chip I chose The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. It chose to be a difficult painting as there was so much detail at a distance and it was so dark. Chip was very upset that it didn't turn out the way he wanted it to, but it was a great effort. He is anxious to try another one soon.

Spear does not like art much. He wants to be good at it so much and just can't get the art to turn out the way he wants. He is way more an abstract man. I picked January for him. Basically three colors and easy shapes. Half way through he decided he was done. I think it looks pretty good

Sweet is so easy going. Half way through her painting she said, "I didn't know I was such a good artist." Gotta love that enthusiasim. She is trying and likes her rendition of Haying and that is what counts. 

They will be prominately displayed on our "artwall".




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