Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Studying Michelangelo

We continued with our study on the very great Michelangelo today.

Part of our study usually includes trying to copy one of the artists pieces of art but sadly for us there is simply too much involved in trying to emulate a painting of Michelangelo's (so much detail and work) and as for copying his sculptures ... hm mm, I think not. We hope to give sculpting a go but as for producing a copy of one his pieces we aren't even going to bother going down that road.

So today I had the girls have a go at painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (I glues some canvas onto a piece of newspaper which I then taped under my old play table that the girls now use). They used some watercolours as I was concerned over the acrylic dropping all over them and my carpet, and their challenge was simply too paint something from the bible like Michelangelo would have.

Picture taken lying on the floor alongside the artist

Agent Smelly had a go at painting the Garden of Eden. She found it very hard to hold the paint brush still with one hand and ended up having to use two. Her painting was also very wobbly so she said she has no idea how he managed to paint so well upside down!


  1. Oh my goodness,I love this idea~

    I found your blog referred to by Sue E and wanted to click over. You have some great info and lovely ideas here.
    Thank you!
    Will be following.
    God bless

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Chris. I haven't been posting recently but hope to be adding more now that we are all over that yukky winter flu :)


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