Today, with a few spare hours to spend at the AGO, I took an ipad2 into the gallery to do a few sketches and studies of the paintings of the Group of 7. That I love their colours is no secret, and copying something you love in order understand it is a good thing.
As long as you are learning and not just trying to make a copy, I am all for doing it.
I chose a lovely autumn painting by Tom Thomson. While working on it two very bright fellows looked in over my shoulders. Naturally, I invited them to help.
That’s when Zephyr and George stepped in to assist.
I’m not sure their ages, maybe 4 and 7, but when it came to handling an Apple pencil, they knew their thing.
Regrettably I messed up with saving the image with their additions. What you see below is an attempt by myself to replicate their masterwork. I hope, if they see this, they will accept my apology.
Next time we meet at the AGO, I hope you two give me a hand again.