Monday, April 29, 2013

The Field Trip - National Gallery of Art

The Field Trip
12 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel

This is the continuation of this painting depicting a group of school boys on a field trip to the National Gallery of Art.  They were all taking notes and hopefully talking about the artwork...though I think they noticed the girls from a nearby school who were also on a field trip. 

The painting in the background is called "The Old Musician" by Edouard Manet.  One thing I really love about painting these pictures from the National Gallery of Art is the education I get researching the paintings in the background.  I like to find out as much as I can about the master's artwork and then try to find a commonality between the two pieces.  In this one the people in the background are mimicked by the boys on the field trip.   


  1. What a lovely painting Maria. I love how you have used the children to capture the painting. The National Gallery is such a treasure.

  2. Beautifully painted, Maria! So much to see!

  3. What a beautiful group of children in an equally wonderful painting. I love it!!!!


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