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This is a picture by my friend Linda. It shows a lively scene outdoors. I think she used bright pastels on white paper.
Linda's picture is so colourful. In the background there's a big blue sky. It's a sunny day. There are some tall buildings which are all different colours and shapes. In the foreground the grass is bright green and there's a path going up to the buildings. Maybe it's the park near her house?
There are so many details in Linda's picture too. On the left there's a multicoloured cat with pointy ears. In the middle, there's a small blue cat with zigzag stripes on its tail. Above the cats there's a butterfly, flying around in the sunshine. Can you see the coloured spots on its wings? I like the yellow cat most of all. It looks a bit like a castle!
I love this picture because every time I look at it, I see different things. At first I thought there were only buildings in the background, but then I noticed the butterfly! Linda has so much imagination. Look at the right of the picture. What do you think the dark red outline shows? It isn't very clear, but sometimes I see a large bird with light blue wings, and other times I think it could be a streetlight. And I always see a different number of cats! This happens a lot in Linda's picture. It's really fun! It makes me think of a story I read once about a magic town, where everyone has adventures. I love it because it's bright and cheerful and it makes me feel happy.
I'd give this picture the title 'A Summer's Day'. I'd like to have it in my kitchen because it would make everyone smile in the mornings while we're eating breakfast.
Do you like drawing and painting? Tell us about one of your pictures!
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