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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Madeline and Monet



Today is Sunday and it's time for Sunday Sketches, with Sophia over at The Blue Chair Diary. Here is a quick sketch of Madeline reading about one of her favorite artists, Claude Monet.

We were lucky to see many of Monet's works of art, yesterday when we visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.

I would love to create a story about Madeline's Adventures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I spent the day there with my family yesterday - and thought it would make such a great idea for a children's book...especially since Madeline loves art so much. There sure were a lot of beautiful pieces of art to see. Of course, there would be a follow up book, Madeline visits The Louvre, in Paris as well. Madeline does love France after all, oui oui.

There was so much to see at The Museum.


Have you ever been?
I can't wait to go back!
So, grab a pencil and a sketch pad and come join us at Sunday Sketches!
See you there

26 comments:

Debbie said...

Your sketch is adorable and I would love to read a story about Madeline's adventures! I'm sure the pictures would be wonderful too!

Missy said...

So cute, I always enjoy seeing what Madeline is up to. She has wonderful tastes in artists.

EVA said...

That is a fabulous idea, Heather!! You must do it!!

I can even see the Museum selling copies!

The first time I was at the Metropolitan Museum, I was astounded by Monet's works and how little I knew of his non-Giverney pieces. Which I loved even more, actually!

Note to self - get back to NYC and go the the Museum again!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

You are so gifted at telling the story within the story and conceptualization. I love Madeline's Adventure concept and think it would be a winner. Great composition here. I love her pose over the open book! Great work for a quick sketch. You rock and I so see your career in this wonderful field taking off soon.

Christine said...

Oh Madeline certainly loves her art! I've never been to the Museum of Metropolitan Art, but I have been to The Louvre!

Marlene said...

Hi Heather, Madeline looks so deep into her reading. She is adorable. I would love to get the opportunity to go to the Metropolitan Museum someday.

lissa said...

another cute drawing and I like the idea of Madeline visiting museums and not just the Met. happy sunday!

WrightStuff said...

Then she has to come to The National in London and I'll show her around! It's free to enter, and I can never resist popping in when I am passing. It's great to just run in and see a favourite painting or two for 5 minutes!

Jehanne said...

oh this is a lovely piece.
I went to the Osary in Paris and loved it.

joynevada.com said...

I've been to the Louvre and the Met. There really is a lot to see!
This picture is lovely!

art2cee2 said...

Do it, do it!!! Write that little book about Madeleine and her visit to the art gallery. It would be so cool and your illustrations, awesome!!!! :-)

Heather said...

Thank you all for your continued support! Your comments mean so much to me!

Tracy said...

Oh Heather, what a sweetie...she is too precious!
thank you for adding a smile to my day! and hopefully I can carry that through to the week...

Tammie said...

ah, this is wonderful heather, So cute!

Nelly said...

So sweet. I love how clever you are. I have been to the MOMA. We saw the Matisse/Picasso exhibit a few years back. It was awesome! Would love to see Madeline's adventures at the Lourve.

Did you ever read From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It is about two kids that run away from home and live in the Metro. Museum of Art. Good book for kids. Would be a fun book from a mouse's perspective.....hint hint.

Reflections said...

The sketch is so cute... and I love the idea about Madeline going the the museum... Wonderful finds in art museums and what a fun way for children to explore this world.

Gallery Juana said...

How lucky to have that exhibition near you, and this is a lovely sketch to remember it by.

Brian Miller said...

are you serious?!? i was at the MET yesterday too! we probably walked right passed each other...lol...

love the pic...

Teri C said...

I love your little Madeline character. So cute.

Rebecca Anthony said...

OMG this sketch is priceless!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

You should definitely write a book about her adventures!! That's a genius idea!!

Sophia said...

What a brilliant, brillian piece, Heather. :D Monet is wonderful. My favourite is Vincent Van Gogh. :)

lori vliegen said...

hi heather! your little madeline is SO sweet! i love her! and i agree with everyone else.....a book would be a fabulous project, wouldn't it?!! xo

m7 said...

i had Googled Monet's paintings sometime back, they are lovely, i'm a fan too.
And your Madeline is precious :)

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

Oh wow, I have really enjoyed all of these three illustrations, (before and after this one as well), they are all gorgoeus! You have been busy :-)bringing all of these lovely little creatures to life on your pages.

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