Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Printed Landscapes with Watercolor























Many of you art teachers are probably familiar with this lesson from Dynamic Art Projects for Children. It is based on Klee's drawing, "Hilly Country of Porquerolles." The children used scrap pieces of poster board and black acrylic to create a hilly landscape. We talked about the Grand Canyon, Palm Springs and other destinations for inspiration. Once dry, they used watercolor and various techniques such as, wet on wet, salting, glazing and sponging to add life to their work. I like how the printing technique and use of watercolor removes all pre-conceived ideas or plans for the art work. It's a wonderful lesson in exploration and embracing "happy accidents."


8 comments:

  1. I love the subtle gradations of color in these landscapes, Mary. I also like the "framing" technique for the pieces. What editing site did you decide to use??

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  2. Thank you both! Christie, I was so happy to find ipiccy.com. It is almost identical to the now extinct picnik. The graphic designer in me loves a polished presentation. :) And it also gives my students'parents an idea of what their child's art would look like framed.

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  3. Molto Bene', Mary! Bellissima! I would be proud to hang any one of these on my wall!

    :)Pat

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  4. Beautiful artwork; and what a great way to embrace accidents as you say :).
    I love the colors.

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  5. I love these and just looked back at your recent posts. All so much fun of course. I am ready for a summer break, but of course the mind is already thinking of lessons for next fall!

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  6. Beautiful! Love all of them.

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  7. I think you really painted this so beautifully. I tried one recently and this one looks so sure and its color is perfect!!

    Watercolor Video

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