Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park


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In the late 1800’s, a French artist named Georges Seurat painted his very large “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. It actually took him two years to complete what is widely considered his masterpiece. Seurat is noted for developing pointillism, a technique where a lot of tiny dots are combined to form a picture. This technique relies on the ability of the eye and the mind of the viewer to mix the colors. I love the grand scale and shading of this painting, so I opted not to color my sample with the dot technique, but more ambitious students are welcome to take it on!

This mural has 28 pages to color and is 55″ by 40″ when complete. You can see a preview of a blank template HERE.

My sample was colored with Portfolio® brand oil pastels, the 24-pack variety.


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