Monday, July 16, 2012

Masterpiece Monday #6 - Georgia O'Keeffe

Hello and welcome to another installment of Masterpiece Monday. Today's piece is Poppy by Georgia O'Keeffe. O'Keeffe is one of the most important artists of our time. She was born in Wisconsin and became very well known for her large paintings inspired by nature. Her most famous subjects include flowers, shells and bones.






Question: Why do you think Georgia O'Keeffe chose to paint so many things from nature? Do you like getting inspiration from nature?

Project: Up Close Chalking

Materials Needed
* Sidewalk Chalk
* A place to draw outside

What to do:

Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings look very soft because of all the blending she did with her paints. Chalk can give a similar effect! This project starts with a nature hunt. Head outside and see if you can find some cool inspiration. A leaf, a flower or even a rock might give you an idea!

Find a large area to draw. Set your things out in front of you. Pick your favorite object and look at it very carefully. What shapes and colors do you see? Sketch out your main shape and then color it in. Try blending two colors of chalk together. Sometimes it's even fun to use your hands to blend the chalk!

Below is a chalk drawing I did of a flower on my sidewalk. If you'd like, send me a photo of your work at ajh2@oregonsd.net! Have fun!



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  1. That's a good flower, Mrs. Heyn! It's finally raining over by me! This time, I'm happy it's raining.

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