This is a guest post by Owl.
Two weeks ago I went to London with Granny. We went on a Southern train and then on an Overground train. We got off at London Bridge station and walked to Granny and Grandpa’s flat. We had supper there and then Grandpa came home from work. I went to bed and read “Secret Seven Fireworks” and then I went to sleep. When I woke up I had breakfast and then we went out into London. We took a bus to Trafalgar Square and went into the National Gallery.
We saw lots of paintings, including Monkey’s favourite one, “The Archers.” My favourite was “The Cornfield” by John Constable. We also looked at “Bathers at Asnieres” by Georges Seurat. Granny told me about Pointillism which is using dots of different colours which merge together when you look at them from far away. This painting was not painted with this technique, but later Seurat added dots of colour to some parts of the picture, including orange and blue dots to the boy’s hat. I also like “The Umbrellas” by Renoir. I like its detail and the little girl with the hoop (like Rabbit.)
I also liked “The Skiff (La Yole)” by Renoir, and we looked at the brush strokes and how the artist created the effect of the water. After we left the gallery, we went on the train to Granny and Grandpa’s house. When we got there Granny and I drew a picture together using pastels. It is a picture of a boat on the water, and in the distance is the riverbank and a big hill. We showed the reflections on the water by doing the colours faintly, using several different colours and making the strokes go sideways. It was fun going on a trip and doing a picture with Granny.
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