Saturday, January 3, 2015

Georges- Pierre Seurat Inspired

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Georges- Pierre Seurat Inspired
Supplies Needed
Acrylic Paint
Paint Palate
White sheet of paper (I choose heavy cardstock 9×12)
Lots of Q-Tips
Step one
Draw a beach theme using your pencil
Ideas- Sun, beach ball, beach towel, umbrella, sailboat, sandcastle, sea shells, kite, people, etc.
Step Two
Using Q-tips you will be dotting your image
I started this project dotting the sun with a Q-tip
Fill in the rest of your images using the same method
I concentrated on filling in the images I drew first- then filling in the sky and sand.
This painting was inspired by “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”  – Artist, Georges- Pierre Searat
This artwork is known as pointillism

Gustav Klimt Inspired

Inspired by Gustav Klimt’s oil on canvas painting (1917/1918)
Baby Cradle
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Supplies needed:
White construction paper 12×18
Sharpie black fine point marker
Acrylic paint (5-10 colors- MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WHITE AND BROWN FOR SKIN COLOR - white not shown here)
Paint Palette
Water Container
Paper towels
Scrap paper (for face painting color testing)
Position paper vertically.
Appox. 1/3 down from paper draw a face of a human or an animal. (Add up to three faces)
If you want a bed full add more faces half way down on the paper.
Draw long diagonal wavy lines from the faces to the edge of the paper.
Draw motif designs to each section of the quilt.
Once you have drawn everything in- time to paint!
Start with the face.  I mixed 75% white and the remainder light brown- MAKE SURE TO HAVE CHILD TEST COLOR ON A SCRAP PIECE OF PAPER-add more or less white to achieve desired skin color
Once your painting is dry outline the original pencil designs with your sharpie

Van Gogh Still life

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Van Gogh Inspired Sill life
Supply List:
Chak Pastels
Black Paper
Elmers Glue
Hair Spray/Or Fixatif
Black Sharpie
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Position paper vertically
Begin 4 inches from the bottom of the paper
Using pencil, draw vase and fill it with flowers (avoid fine details)
Using pencil, draw vertical line (vase middle)
Once your vase and flowers are drawn add glue to the pencil lines.
Make sure the glue is completely dry (mine took 24 hours)

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Using chalk color in the areas
Use finger to blend and mix the color
I recommend having a damp paper towel next to you at all times (wipe fingers and keep the colors fresh)
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Once I was done with the chalk I used a black sharpie to define the chalk lines. you don’t need to do this- just a suggestion.
I also used Workable Fixatif to adhere the chalk and prevent staining. (you can use aerosol hairspray instead)