|Altarpiece of the Annunciation. c. 1430-1432. Tempera on panel. 194 x 194. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain|
For part of our picture study today, we watercolored copies of the picture we studied this week. This is not to reproduce it as art, but serves to help the student to carefully and clearly look at the painting.
"...Beyond this of a rough study from memory of a given picture or of any section of it, these picture studies do not afford much material for actual drawing; they are never copied lest an attempt to copy should lessen a child's reverence for great work... - Charlotte Mason, Volume 6 p. 213-218
Exclamations of, "Oh, look at this" come every now and again, then he goes on to show me some part of the painting he had just noticed.
A Peaceful Day explains the use of jigsaw puzzles in this same way.