I had the pleasure of seeing it in person at the Orsay in Paris and the texture of the brushstrokes immediately places you in that field.
What a good place to start with a painted paper collage.
- wc or heavy sketch paper for painting
- brown kraft paper
- disk tempera, liquid tempera, and/or acrylic
- colored pencils or crayons
- reference photos
So this is a 2 session project. One for painting and one for cutting/pasting.
Take your heavy sketch paper or wc paper, this will be your background substrate.
With blue paint cover at least half the paper on the diagonal. Now with kids I just have them paint the entire page. Set aside to dry.
Set aside to dry.
One side has skinny diagonals and one side has wavy.
It's up to you what you do just be consistent on the half.
Leave your newspaper to dry.
Grab your sponge. Now it can be a sea sponge or a manufactured one.
Put a little white tempera or acrylic on a plate.
I ask the kids to turn their hand each time they sponge so you get variation in the sponging.
Don't attach just yet.
Here is the light field.
Now with crayon or
With the blue paper you painted sketch out the figures.
You could also sketch out the figures on white paper.
Onto the results for the giveaway of the DVD Series, "Understanding Art: Impressionism" with Waldemar Januszczak.
I had a total of 57 entries and the winner by random draw is:
Here are your random numbers:
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Which works out to be Jess who left this comment,
Congratulations Jess! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can arrange delivery. Thanks everyone for entering.
See you next week.