I love playing with Van Gogh, especially with children, because his powerful lines and strong images are so easy to reach them with. So when I saw Katie’s fall-themed Starry Night for her scarecrow, I was inspired to try something similar with my homeschool class. Our inspiration was “Landscape with Wheat Sheaves and Rising Moon”:
We used oil pastels to create our own “Landscape,” but our moons rose over pumpkin patches, with simple persepective showing size changing as we moved from foreground to midground, and attempting to show highlights and shadow relative to our light source. I think these second and third graders did a great job!