9.28.2010

Hokusai

After reading the book Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain, the boys and I watercolored some black and white line drawings of "Pagoda of Zojoj" created in 1857 by Hiroshige.  We tried to paint one of Hokusai's, but we all messed up, so we chose this one instead.

Other books worth reading are:

One Day in Japan with Hokusai (I just ordered this one from Amazon)

The Old Man Mad about Drawing: A Tale of Hokusai (This is a longer chapter book.)

See which one your local library has.  You can find this and other drawings to color or paint here.

Here are our completed projects.

Mine


Nathan's

Ben's

1 comment:

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