Friday, May 13, 2016

Painting Idaho Country!

This week we painted the Idaho countryside -- with the help of Google Maps and in the style of British artist David Hockney.
It was fun to paint our familiar Idaho landscape using the slightly skewed perspective and exaggerated patterns and colors of Hockney's windy countryside roads.

Some of our students tried canvas painting for the very first time tonight. In addition, we practiced mixing colors to create tints for the illusion of distant mountains and fields. We also worked (loosely) with one-point perspective and with shapes and patterns.

Mostly, we just had fun!

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