And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth's World
More than a traditional biography, And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth's World is a day in the life of a a young artist and her painter father who is also her first teacher. Without any knowledge of N.C. Wyeth and his talented progeny, even without any interest in art, And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth's World is an enchanting story of a father and a daughter sharing an experience together. For readers interested in art, painting and the creative process, And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth's World is a gem of a picture book. Kephart and Bates have created a deeply immersive book that is allows readers to subtly experience of the act of creating. Or, to be more precise, the act of seeing.
And I think of the girl I am and the girl I’ll be:
A painter, like Pa.
An actress (maybe).
A fairy with wings.
A father and daughter sneak away from their big, busy family to paint in the wild landscape. Together, they paint a lily, bright and white as a star; the green growing into the cap of a strawberry; the blue in the sky running pink. Henriette’s father is N.C. Wyeth, the famous artist, who encourages her to paint what she sees, to awaken into her dreams, and she does, in this poetic picture book inspired by a famous American family of artists.