Let’s learn about the art element SPACE by observing tree branches & birds! Let’s meet James Audubon who loved to study animals, especially birds!
John James Audubon ( April 26, 1785-January 27, 1851) was an American artist who drew birds, mammals, plants, and other subjects from nature.
In 1827, he published the first of the color plates of “Birds of America.” The 435 plates were completed in 1839. The first edition was known as the “elephant folio” because it was so big (39.37 inches high).
Let’s use our art superpower of observational drawing to create bird & branch SILHOUETTES We must train ourselves to observe the world around us like the artist James Audubon!
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors (example: red and green).
The high CONTRAST of complementary colors will create a vibrant look.
Color Mixing Videos
Our Fall art lessons will focus on the Art elements of SHAPE & COLOR. Please view our video’s on Shape and Color
CLICK Kandinsky’s Concentric Circles below for a Prezi of our next lesson.
Here is a cute Video introducing COMPLIMENTARY COLORS
This Lesson will focus on the ART ELEMENT TEXTURE
WET-on-WET Painting Technique:
This is one of those terms that quite literally means what it appears to. Painting wet-on-wet is when you’re using fresh (wet) paint onto paint that is still wet rather than onto paint that has dried. The result is colors that blend into one another and mix in the painting.