A good artist to study for watercolors of fruits and vegetables
is Charles Demuth. I did a lesson on him with my second graders,
then we cut out the shapes after they were dry and arranged them in a
paper weaving basket that the students made, which was then mounted
on a large piece of manila or colored construction paper, on which
they collaged patterns with wallpaper, oil pastel, and other mixed
media at hand. This is a multiple step project, but produces
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
Art teacher, K-5, retired
On Aug 21, 2006, at 3:49 PM, wendy free wrote:
> i have an idea for a lesson i want to do but it needs
> focus so i'm throwing it out to you all --- we will
> start with a fruit/veg study, obs. from real life,
> with a series of drawings from different views (top,
> side, slice, etc). then want the different views to
> be combined using varied media/techniques:
> contour/sumi-e, dots (impressionistic OR aus.
> aboriginal style), watercolor wash, concentic lines.
> any ideas for featured artists? anyone seen anything
> remotely like this? suggestions?
> THANKS!!!! will share results!