Thursday, May 12, 2011

Under the Sea Murals with Wyland!!!

Discussion: Murals: what are they?
Where might we see a mural in our town?
What can be on a mural
Why would an artist paint a mural

Look at one or more of Wylnads pieces.
What do you see?
How do they make you feel?
Do you want to be a fish?
Do you feel like a fish?

Robert Wyland (born 1956), known simply as Wyland, is an artist best known for painting large, outdoor murals of whales and other ocean life.
Wyland has earned the distinction as one of America’s most unique creative influences, 
he is a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. 
An accomplished painter, sculptor, photographer, writer, and SCUBA diver, 
he has traveled the farthest reaches of the globe for more than twenty-five years, capturing the raw power and beauty of the undersea universe.
Step1: first, using foam paint brushes, add one beautiful coral along the bottom of our coral reef mural in Pink, Brown or lime green
Step2: Next add one small fish in blue or orange using the side of your paint brush
Step3: last using a straw, BLOW like milk, and make bubbles. Take your cup to the mural, place it against the mural, and blow the bubbles onto the mural. add them all over to make our mural look like water. Use Dark Blue, Turq and light blue.
Paint and large brushes in Brown Pink and lime green
Paint and small brushes in orange and yellow
Cups with liquid paint in white, light blue and dark blue
Large blue paper for mural

1 comment:

  1. Wyland is definitely a creative influence in America. When I travelled to Argentina, I saw a lot of these kind of murals there. In fact, there was one very near the apartment for rent in buenos aires I got and I found different meanings in it every day. I have to say the ones I saw in Argentina were the most illustratve and innovative, just like Argentineans. What do you think?