About the still life paintings from Linda at St. John's School, these are
fantastic. I mean I wish I could get my art 4 seniors to be loose and free
like that. Marvelous use of color, values, composition, etc. I think they
would be great matted and framed. They remind me of Matisse and other
artists of that time who would paint without abandon. I love it.
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> Date: 12/6/2005 5:16:26 AM
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Second Grade Still Life Paintings From
> Hi all,
> I just added a gorgeous collection of paintings by my second
> graders. I showed them a Power Point of still life paintings by a wide
> variety of artists. While we looked at the wide variety of subject
> matter, we focused on the line and pattern of Matisse still life
> paintings, and I introduced them to the word "painterly" and taught them
> to double load their brushes to create textures and blend colors.
> Day one and two were spent drawing several black ink brush line
> drawings of flowers and containers made up from their imagination. We
> looked at different flowers and discussed the elipse of vases and other
> containers. We used Sax Ultra Plus Tempera to paint them. Pattern and
> texture were again emphasized, as well as color theory of complementary
> colors and contrast.
> I think they turned out so beautifully. Our development office is going
> to make thank you cards for donors from them. Our LS principal is going
> to color xerox a number of them to hang in her office. The entire
> exhibit is creating a major wow effect.
> TO see them, the easiest way is to go to our www.sjs.org website, click
> on the student button. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on
> the media gallery. They are titled "Class Two Still Life Paintings from
> Imagination" There are some amazing paintings here, in my most humble
> opinion. Enjoy!
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