fathers day portrait

April 20, 2011

family life

 

Last year, my middle son (then 7 years old) came home with this portrait of his Dad for Fathers Day. He told me “Mum, it’s in the style of Paul Klee”. His class had a substitute teacher that day. She inspired the children to do portraits for Fathers Day in the style of some of the surreal painters. It’s no surprise that her own children are very artistic.

It’s crumpled because my son shoved it into his school bag.

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8 Comments on “fathers day portrait”

  1. Karyn @ kloppenmum Says:

    Great portrait – love how he’s used the whole piece of paper. The crumpling is compulsory for boys I think…at least there wasn’t a three week old banana at the bottom of the bag with it.

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  2. phrogmom Says:

    wonderful! i love it! needs a frame!

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  3. eof737 Says:

    It’s a terrific portrait and your son has a great sense of color and composition. 🙂
    Eliz

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    • hakea Says:

      He’s an artistic kid, usually drawing minutely detailed battle maps or conflicts in outer space. It was nice to see something different. Although he did go through a Van Gogh fetish at one stage. Kudos to the wonderful substitute teacher with creative ideas.

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  4. countingducks Says:

    The portrait is very nice and I think the teacher had a great idea there

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    • hakea Says:

      Hi Counting Ducks

      I have been reading your blog. You have a lovely way of describing your experiences – pensive. Long descriptions of small exchanges. They seem too private to comment on though. It’s just nice to read them and wander off, reflecting.

      This teacher has a passion for the arts. Her own children sing, and get lots of awards for their artwork.

      I do like this portrait. Maybe I should ask my son to do one for me? In the style of Picasso?

      Thanks for commenting.

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