Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lesson 9 Stawberries

Strawberry flowers are done with outline methods.  Berries are done with varied intensity of the same colors, leaves are a variation from the hydrangea leaves.

Lesson 8 Hydrangea students finished paintings

See how the students did composing their design elements connecting leaves and flowers together.  This is their 1st attempt.  Repeated exercise will bring much satisfactory.

Lesson 7 Hydrangea flowers

We praticed the hydrangea flowers and grow them on a stem then fit the leaves in.

Lesson 6 hydrangea

We started with hydrangea this week.  Leave is what we focused on.  The flowers were added on afterwards to demonstrate the possible placement.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lesson 5 Final rose painting

This is our final lesson on Cherokee roses.  Your students have learned the strokes for the flower, leaves, stems and thorns.  They are yet to develop the sense of composition.  The intermediate stage is to copy a composition we choose, either in nature or with references, that will help the students venture into composing their own paintings deliberately.   

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lesson 4 Cherokee roses in pink

We studied composition with stem and leaves.  They are to be put together in a logical way to resemble nature. If we deviate from nature, then the joy of resonance from other nature lovers are lost.  I added the 2 birds for fun afterwards, but look at your students painting below.  They were from last session and completed this week.  We will finish our pink roses next week.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

lesson 3 leave study in color

We did a leave study on our 3rd class.  How to compose a leave cluster.  How to connect leaves to the stem. What is in the front and what is behind. How to be random but not messy.

This is what my 3rd grade student did.  Very impressive.