Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2nd grade "free painting", aka Matisse's window views

Second graders just completed part 1 of our unit on artist Henri Matisse, who made a number of paintings depicting the interior of a room with a view from a window.  After sketching ideas in our sketchbooks for window shapes and scenery, we "free painted" - no drawing on the page first. The students were all discussing how much fun it was to paint without the restrictions of pencil lines.  Their palettes contained only the primary colors and black & white, so they mixed their own color schemes, tints and shades.  The results are a loose, painterly feel with colors suggesting a bright or cloudy mood.  Love them!  Here are a few in the beginning stages...


...and here are some final results.


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