Friday, May 6, 2011

Painting Pears


This is one of my favorite painting lessons that I do with kids. I usually do it in my summer workshops. I wish I had more pictures of the process, but I don't. It's a great lesson to introduce shadows and highlights and mixing colors. We paint on a 16 x 20 canvas with acrylic. I instruct students to paint BIG. I also demonstrate how to draw a pear (start out with a bigger circle on bottom and a smaller circle on top, then connect the curves). This painting usually takes 2-3 hours. The results are always adorable and work of art that parents love to hang in their home.




4 comments:

Heather said...

Wow! It amazes me what you can get these kids to do! Such fantastic possibilites.

Calling All Sleepyheads said...

Thanks Heather! Remember though, my classes only have 6-7 students so I have more one on one instruction time.

Mary said...

You are such a great art teacher! I'm so impressed with these.

Mrs. Skojec said...

These are wonderful! You must be a terrific art teacher!

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