Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Leaf Prints With Georgia O’Keeffe

What is color?
Why is it so important in life/art?
Where does it come from?
Where do we see all the colors in nature

Primary Colors? What are they
Secondary colors? Where do they come from?
Color wheel: what is it?

Read the book “Who loves the fall?” or another book that illustrates color change.

ARTIST: Georgia O'Keeffe
Shw was an American artist.
O'Keeffe was a major figure in American art from the 1920s.
She is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes
she synthesized abstraction and representation.
Her paintings present crisply contoured forms that are replete with subtle tonal transitions of colors.
She often transformed her subject matter into powerful abstract images.

PROJECT: Print leaves on black paper with mixing color background
Step1: Paint the back of your leaf with white paint
Step2: print it on the black paper
Step3: double dip your cotton ball into two different paint colors
Step4: Paint the background of the work by printing your cotton balls

Red, blue yellow paint
Cotton Balls
White paint
Black Paper

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