Wednesday, September 18, 2013


One of my favorite artists is
Gustav Klimt
so it stands to reason that the first artist we study this year 
is him.

My sweet little students are such fun and bring such inspiration 
I felt 
The Kiss was too kissy for their young souls
so our first effort will be 
The Tree of Life

I only guide them a bit

because I adore
how naive

and fresh

 their creations can be with their own little chubby hands 
and gift of seeing what they see
so much lack of complication

very much like how Gustav must have began as a child

I told them last week...

I wonder if Gustav Klimt is looking down on us from above
watching us paint his masterpieces with a huge smile on his face

and then we talked about Duck Dynasty
happy happy happy


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hadn't heard of Gustav Klimt before but now I'm highly intrigued!

designchic said...

I love his art and your students did amazing!!

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

I cannot believe it. Do you teach painting? What a charming post! My father also teach painting at home. I love painting from child.
Congratulations! A great job


c@sas de película said...

Gustav Klimt will be proud to see these works of art

Marissa said...

Beautiful art!!!
You are so talented to teach, I wish I had some patience for that..

Marissa said...

I just read the post below..
the fountain is amazingly beautiful and the pergola perfect there by the french door.. I am so jelly now I want one of those too.. heck I want your home its gorgeous.
You are truly blessed!!!

fiona anderson said...

A copy of this hangs on the wall above my head this very moment !
He's a very interesting artist and there is far more to his work than initially meets the eye, but definitely not a subject for young students.
I love their interpretations, what a fun teacher you must be.

HolleyGarden said...

I love their trees! They make a wonderful collection. It sounds like you are very, very good teacher. They must be learning so much, and their parents must be so proud of their work.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Their work is wonderful. Perhaps we are seeing the first efforts of one of the great artists of tomorrow!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love that artist, and I love that your teaching art! I have done that in my past, even last summer--I knew we would be good friends!
xo Nancy

NanaDiana said...

What interesting artwork. I have not heard of him before this- xo Diana

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Snort...and then we talked about Duck Dynasty! Laughing in my chair, Gina. Love all the wonderful little works of art that were created. I'm sure they'll be treasured.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that you teach art to the little ones Gina; they will never forget finding themselves in these moments. Anita

carolyn bradford said...

If I could choose any talent besides singing it would be to be an artist! How fun to teach art to children! Love this post!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga,obrigada pela visitinha!!!Fico muito feliz com a sua atenção!
Volte sempre!
Beijos, Marie.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love that you teach art to the children! I don't know much of Gustav Klimt but now I'm curious. Have a nice weekend!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You do such an amazing job with your little ones. They are so blessed to have you. Great job!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Nenhum caminho é longo demais quando um amigo nos acompanha.
Uma linda e abençoada semana!
Beijos Marie.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I think I remember reading Klimt has another painting underneath The Kiss? I always thought that was interesting. Such lovely trees from your students! xoL