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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hans Heysen - Onions, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and Father We Thank Thee, by Daniel J. Batchellor

I'm not sure if it's the costumes, the ship masts, or the building, but this painting makes me think of Holland.
This picture is not a quality reproduction and loses something if you blow it up so I'm also going to feature another painting by Hans Heysen today.  Last week we talked about painting fruit or vegetables - here is one of onions!  Simple but beautiful.  The colors are mostly golds, browns and blacks, yet the colors sing and are lovely!  I love how he manages to make that skin off to the left look almost transparent and the light shines off each onion as well as the bowl brim and the glass bottle.This would be a great time to see what fruits or vegetables you have on hand and try your hand at reproducing it, using whatever medium you enjoy most - or better yet, try a couple different mediums!  

 We continue this week with The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.  You can start wherever you left off.  

For our poem this week - a lovely hymn sung here by children, Father We Thank Thee by Daniel J. Batchellor.

        Father, We Thank Thee

Father, we thank Thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the world so fair.

Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To love Thee better day by day.

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