Friday, July 24, 2009

Homage to Matisse Goldfish

matisse_goldfishImage by COLARES&ARTE via Flickr


For this lesson, we studied the painting "Goldfish" by Matisse. We noticed the prominent oval shapes that exist in the painting, and talked about how the ovals helped us see the water in the container. First we drew w/ pencil, starting with the container.













Then we drew the table.














Then kids added their fish and outlined w/ a sharpie.








Then for effect, the picture was painted white and other colors were added on top of the white. We used tempera paint.













Super Big Thanks to summer art students: Bijou, Paige, Lizzy, Michelle, Haddie, Drew, Julia, Jennifer, Siena, Devin, Trinity.

3 comments:

Suzy said...

Such joy in this painting! I love it and thank you for teaching these young people about art!

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Civsgirl said...

Used this lesson for Art Masterpiece and kids LOVED it!!