Monday, April 25, 2011

Georgia's Flowers

Georgia's Flowers!
Simple project that has been done with many on Georgia O'Keeffe,  I had my 4/5th grade students used direct observation by looking at artificial flowers and drawing the  flower so that it touched at least 2 sides, hopefully 4 sides of their paper and then outlined it with sharpie and painted them with water colors, the photos explain more... simple project that has beautiful results!! 
My notes for them on how the flowers should/could look after they draw them, and how to crop their practice sketch down so that the flower touched all the sides. 

Below are the starting steps on drawing the flower, they picked a fake flower and used direct observation to draw it....

Then they went over ALL pencil lines with Sharpie...

Then they painted with watercolors, using different intensities of the color to show depth, they finished by choosing on contrasting color to paint the background to make their flower POP!

1 comment:

  1. Georgia is one of my favorite artists. LOVE these! Great job!