Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jim Dine WATERCOLOR Hearts

and First Grade
Watercolors come in liquid form and cake form:
This is probably what you are used to using at home
The small ovals of Colors are called cakes
Professional watercolor artists use tubes of watercolors that they
place in a covered palette. They dry up and can be wet again and again
We are using liquid watercolors today
The come in bottles and they are very thin like water but
the colors are very vibrant
There are several important watercolor techniques and tricks that artists use.
Wet on dry watercolors means to have wet watercolors and paint onto dry
paper. This technique is easy to control the paint only goes where
you paint it.
Wet on Wet: is to paint wet watercolors on wet paper
This is less controlled and more dramatic
Wash: this is one color of watercolors applied in the wet on wet technique

Jim Dine
born June 16, 1935
American pop artist.
He is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio,
He attended the University of Cincinnati and received a BFA from Ohio University
He first earned respect in the art world with his Happenings.
Pioneered with artists Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow, the "Happenings" were chaotic performance art that was a stark contrast with the more somber mood of the expressionists popular in the New York art world.
In 1962 Dine's work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historically important New Painting of Common Objects.
This exhibition is historically considered one of the first "Pop Art" exhibitions in America
Jim Dine’s Hearts were included in this exhibit

for more information about Jim Dine please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Dine

PROJECT: Create Dine like hearts in both types of watercolors
Step1: Draw a heart
Step2: outline the heart in black oil pastels or Sharpie
Step3: using clear water wet the INSIDE of the heart
Step4: using all colors of liquid water colors fill in your hearts like Jim Dine
Step5: using wet on dry technique paint the background of your heart using one color you have not yet used
Step6: turn in your piece and clean your space

Liquid watercolors in all colors
Large watercolor paper
Oil Pastels or Sharpies

You could incorporate warm and cool color discussion into this project by having the heart
be in warm or cool and the background be the opposite
You could incorporate Symmetry into this project by cutting symmetrical hearts to watercolor and pasting them into a washed background.

1 comment:

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