The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of artists formed by John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1848 after their dissatisfaction with the Royal Academy's style of art. The Waterfall (left) was painted in 1853 when he and his brother were invited by John Ruskin and his wife Effie to join them for a vacation in Scotland. Effie is the lady in the painting. According to the Delaware Art Museum, "Ruskin saw Millais as the artist who achieved the Ruskinian ideal of 'Truth to nature.'"
|"A Pleasant Day at the Beach with Ice Cream Truck" -James. age 7|
|"Makes me drowsy when I think about it." -Sam, age 11|
Here is my "Watching the Railroad"
I find that it is very encouraging for them when I do the assignment with them because they can see that they don't have to be a great artist...after all the teacher isn't. I also did not attempt to draw a human figure, but showed the back of someone's head watching the scene.