Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Apples on a Black Underpainting, ages 8 to 12






I set up a still life for the students and had them look at the shapes and where the highlights landed on the apples. The students did their thumbnail drawings showing the shape of the bowl, shadows and apples. We covered the canvasboard with black gesso and looked at some still life fruit paintings by Cezanne. We talked about painting with bigger shapes, not much blending and letting some of the black show through. It was fun to watch the students play with color mixing and painting the shapes. I will post the rest next week.