We did a guided practice drawing together, starting with drawing a cylinder and then shaping it into an imagined vase, bottle, or bowl. Vibrant oil pastels were blended with a brush and turpenoid to create a painterly result on our final paper.
|(This artist really got into the blending…) :D|
|I alternated black and white for the thin matting, which added a bit of interest to the display.|
This project was a good example of starting with a clear framework that included some skill-building. But there was also room for lots of individual artistic decisions. (How will I shape my vase? Where is the imaginary light source? Warm or cool colors for the vase? Should I add details like stripes in the background?) Our young artists were very happy with the results, and so was I.
Make it a Wonderful Day!