When I look out of my window all I can see is bricks.  Luckily I love bricks, but now I am a bit bored of it.  Are you bored of seeing the same view?  Would you like to change it?  Let’s look at what some artists have painted when they look out of their windows.

The first one is Marc Chagall.  He came from a small village in Belarus that used to be part of Russia.  He loved his small village of Vitebsk so much but had to leave and live in Paris.  He could work as an artist in Paris but he still longed for his home.  I love this picture so much, it’s very beautiful.  What can you see?  Maybe you can find out more about Marc and the inspiration for his magical paintings.  You could find out why he had to leave Belarus.  I did a quick sketch using his ideas but used the London skyline instead.  Please have a go, you can draw what’s outside your window or do a skyline.

Paris through my window by Marc Chagall

My sketch of London through my window

Another artist called Raoul Dufy did lots of pictures looking through different windows.  Please look at his work, it’s so bright and summery and he has a loose relaxed style of painting.  I did a quick sketch of one of his paintings and it involved doing lots of repeating patterns.  Do you remember the exercise last week when we had to draw patterns? The practice of this skill will come in useful when you do this.

My drawing of a Dufy window picture.

My window, just too many bricks!

Try painting some trees and putting a cardboard frame around it.

If you live high up you can paint the passing clouds.

This little boy has a skyline that lights up at night.

I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU SEE FROM YOUR WINDOW.  PLEASE SEND ME YOUR PICTURES!

MISSING YOU ALL!