Monday, July 2, 2012

Multi-Media Tropical Fish

These tropical fish pieces were all about texture and layering. Backgrounds were created with watered down tempera and plastic wrap to create an ocean like feel. On top of this base the children created seaweed using the sides of matt board to make prints and sponges to create coral effects. Their chalk pastel Angelfish were cut out and glued to pieces of foam core to give them a 3D effect. The clownfish or "Nemos" were glued directly to the painted background the give the piece dimension.


  1. These are all Fantastic Mary : ) -Tina-

  2. I love the dimension in these artworks. It really spices up the underwater scene!

  3. I love the strong emphasis of the vertical stripes in these, Mary. I'm thinking this technique would be good to use with birds or insects as the subject, too! Blue sky, trees, overlapping varied sized birds. Thanks:)


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