Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Happy Accident Flowers with Raoul Dufy

Discussion: Look at Raoul Dufy’s Flower II 
What do you see in the picture?
How many different flowers
What shapes make up the flowers
When combined what does it look like?
How about the color he chose? is it a rainy day?
Background Color: the color AROUND The flowers, what color is it? Yellow
How did he make a rose? Swirly
How did he draw the irises? Heart
How did he draw the babies breath? just dots.
Raoul Dufy
(3 June 1877 – 23 March 1953) 
He was a French Fauvist painter. 
He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. 
He is noted for scenes of open-air social events. 
He was also a draftsman, printmaker, book illustrator, a theatrical set-dresser, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public spaces
He worked with Matisse and was influenced by Cezanne
Project Create watercolor wash flowers over black line
Step1: working from the top of your page to the bottom
Step2: top left: make a series of small circles
Step3: in the middle top make the letter v and put a circle on the top
Step4: repeat same shape again on the right
Step5: On the left middle draw larger circles in two rows and add a line between
Step6: next to that add in a organic leaf shape and add a line down the middle and veins
Step7: in the center of your paper add a diamond, create more and more lines around until it looks like a flower
Step8: Draw a heart and add the letter v underneth
Step9 on the bottom add in a v with a circle on top
Step10: add a few leaf shapes
Step11: color in any flower you want to remain WHITE with a white oil pastel
Step12: using clear water paint your first flower
Step13: drop in color
Step14: add clear water to your second flower and drop in color
Continue with your bouquet until it is complete
Fill in the background yellow last
MATERIALS: liquid watercolors
watercolor paper
sharpie pens
white oil pastels

1 comment:

  1. These really do look like Dufy could have painted them! What grade did you teach for this project? Don't you just love liquid watercolor? I am switching this year as I am fed up with how quickly my pan watercolor sets get used up. I like your blog!