Check out the work of this contemporary artist - Isabelle Hope Grahm:
Her site was an award winning site for 2007.
Wonderful abstract pieces - lots of layering of colors (of course,
some I like better than others).
Here is a brief how to:
1. Use heavy watercolor paper - paint non-objective colors - explore
wet in wet - be loose.
2. Let dry
3. Tape off a design - suggest geometric
4. Paint more precise controlled painting over this - let dry
5. Remove tape
Isabelle has several examples on her site done this way - although I
don't think she use watercolors.
If you do a lesson using her work for inspiration, send it my way.
On Nov 18, 2007 1:21 PM, Terri wrote:
> Hey all,
> I am doing an introduction to watercolor with my 6th graders by creating
> watercolor tape resist paintings. Does anyone have suggestions for artists I
> might be able to show?