Studying paintings at the Art Gallery of Ontario (with assistants)

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.

This was my painting before I got 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.